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More than 1,500 Government-owned vehicles under the purview of the nine Provincial Councils were not in running condition, a report issued at the Cabinet briefing revealed.

This was revealed following a proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, during the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

“Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers considered the following details submitted by the Minister of Finance and Media, and decided to instruct the respective officials to dispose of the vehicles that were not in running condition and owned by the Provincial Councils expeditiously,” the Cabinet report said.

“A total of 14,354 vehicles are in running condition at Provincial Councils. The number of Government-owned motor vehicles, which are in running condition at Provincial Councils as follows: Central Provincial Council-1,716, Eastern Provincial Council-1,579, North Central Provincial Council-649, North Western Provincial Council-1,322, Northern Provincial Council-1,719, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council-1,197, Southern Provincial Council-1,600, Uva Provincial Council-1,009 and Western Provincial Council-3,563.

“The number of Government-owned motor vehicles which are not in running condition at Provincial Councils as follows: Central Provincial Council-175, Eastern Provincial Council-423, North Central Provincial Council-43, North Western Provincial Council-80, Northern Provincial Council-236, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council-71, Southern Provincial Council-123, Uva Provincial Council-57and Western Provincial Council-384. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


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  • Ravi Wednesday, 25 April 2018 08:52 PM

    Tax the poor man more to buy more new vehicles.

    Ceylon Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:38 PM

    Abolish useless p councils.8000 in lical councils.all are un suitable for management.government is useless job factory.

    Sincere Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:41 PM

    Oh.. Its not a problem. Pass a supplementary estimate for some billions and buy new ones. We are such a prosperous nation now! After all this is Yahapaalanaya no?

    Dave Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:15 AM

    The morons at parliament are not in good running condition either. Need i say more

    Ram Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:50 AM

    Proper way is to investigate how they fell into that pool. But we see too many investigations. Sell them by public auction or a proper tender system. Bring in fresh laws appointing a Transport or Vehicle Manager who has to routinely examine vehicle log books and keep a record, Such officer must have the power to take to task the users for any misdemeanors

    Hima Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:03 PM

    There are such officers already

    Don Thursday, 26 April 2018 06:18 AM

    Have a government workshop to fix them or auction to the public. This is utter waste taxpayer money.

    Jude Thursday, 26 April 2018 09:24 AM

    Hey Councillors take the Bus !!!?? Or use your personal vehicle!! And offer allowance for Fuel !!??

    Poor lankab Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:24 AM

    Sinces these people are elected by poor citizens I think these ministers should be given the normal vehicles which we could afford... When do these people need BMW or Benz or land cruisers.. no need of bullet proof cars coz there are no issues in this country.. no need MSD ...so it would save a lot of money for the country...we should stand together and not vote these clowns again ....these beggers are sent to parliment by us and live a luxury life ... People of Sri Lanka be smart and take action soon...

    Sanath Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:14 PM

    The whole system is corrupt, disgusting and wastage is rampant. Who cares!!!


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