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The government pays nearly Rs 140 million monthly as rent for the offices where ministries are located, Parliament was informed yesterday.

Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunatilake who was responding to an oral question raised by JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa said the government paid monthly rent to 33 buildings where ministries are located.

Accordingly Rs 24 million is being paid for the premises of the ministry of agriculture while Rs. 14 million is being paid for the premises where the ministry of childcare and women's affairs is located , Rs 11 million for the premises of special empowerment ministry and Rs. 11.3 million is being paid for the ministry of Road Development premises.

It was also revealed that some ministries including the ministry of foreign affairs, public administration, National Policies and Economic Affairs and ministry Foreign Employment have rented more than two office buildings to carry out their tasks. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwadana)

 

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  • brainmaster Friday, 24 March 2017 01:52 PM

    Just imagime Switzerland one of the best performing nations has only 7 ministries.... via DM Android App

    Leo Friday, 24 March 2017 09:09 AM

    A classic example of jobless enjoying perks. via DM Android App

    TONY Saturday, 25 March 2017 09:11 AM

    GOVT IN UNNECESSARY SPENDING WHILE THE COUNTRY IS BURNING. THEY ALSO WANT TO BUY EXPENSIVE CARS FOR MINISTERS

    Reader Friday, 24 March 2017 10:05 AM

    Paying Rs 140 Mn per month or Rs 1.68 Billion in a year is due to lack of planning by government and setting up numerous unwanted Ministries. Look at number of Ministries in developed countries or Singapore for that, See the waste if funds with the Agricultural Ministry for which PM is responsible who got Cabinet apptoval.

    Roshan Friday, 24 March 2017 10:24 AM

    Paying this kind of a Rent is ok as Long as They Perform their duties in accordance with the Law. It does not happen here mostly government taxes are being wasted.

    Pf Friday, 24 March 2017 10:33 AM

    Closing a building for one year by Agri ministry and paying rentel of millions for it shows to us the wasting of public funds and inefficiency.How can we develop this country like this via DM Android App

    JANS Friday, 24 March 2017 06:35 PM

    OMG from 140mln how much commission goes to individuals and poor peoples eating rotten foods via DM Android App

    Sincere Friday, 24 March 2017 07:21 PM

    Do they all jointly earn 140 mn a month for the country?

    Diogenes Friday, 24 March 2017 07:36 PM

    Why do we need these Ministers and Ministry offices? Sure, you can get rid of the Minister of Agriculture who seems to be a real white elephant.He seems to be playing a racket!

    PERCENTAGE Friday, 24 March 2017 12:32 PM

    WHAT IS THE RIP OFF ?

    Blair Friday, 24 March 2017 12:37 PM

    I believe, during last regime rentals were not paid in this magnitude. ( Though there were wide spread corruption allegations ). Are these deals to make a quick buck or what?


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