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Some 104 chairs, each costing Rs 650,000, had been reportedly ordered from abroad for the chamber of the new Western Provincial Council building, JVP Western Provincial Councillor Lakshman Nipuna Arachchi said.

The councillor said this was revealed during the western provincial council committee meeting held on Wednesday.

In a letter to the Western Province Governor, the councillor said even though taking measure to bring all institutes of the provincial council under one roof was a good move, it is absurd that chairs for councillors would be brought at such a high price.

“As a member of the council as well as a member of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), I can’t approve such a move in the council ,” he said in the letter.

He requested the governor’s special intervention to the matter and sought its suspension.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 22

  • Thanos Thursday, 09 August 2018 06:14 PM

    What kind of magical chairs are these?

    southpaw Thursday, 09 August 2018 06:23 PM

    650,000/= for each Chair ? Unless otherwise the chairs are Gold Plated somebody or a group will be enjoying a big fat commission .

    Zub Thursday, 09 August 2018 06:29 PM

    Why can't these rascals use ordinary revolving chairs I don't think even the private sector companies will spend this amount of money to buy chairs for their boardrooms. Looks like some fellow is making big money for the next election. The CM should be answerable

    Dr. Neil M Thursday, 09 August 2018 06:32 PM

    If this is true, it is absolutely a huge crime!

    Suresh Thursday, 09 August 2018 06:40 PM

    The people curse you lot. Hope you know it

    Sincere Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:10 PM

    What an economically developed country this is!

    Mahi Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:11 PM

    What, their arses are so valuable and multi dimentional?

    Sincere Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:11 PM

    Please remember that these councillors have to sleep on these chairs.

    ANTON Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:16 PM


    Sam Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:34 PM

    We just done our boardroom, 12 chairs and a new table for 400,000 and we are a multinational.

    Observer Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:15 PM

    You are not a provincial council and you do not use public funds. That is the difference.

    Nihal Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:44 PM

    How much commissions they get from importing Chair?Please import ALL ELECTRIC CHAIRS immediately to them

    ravin Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:45 PM

    Ha Ha 650,000/= each chair? What percentage of commission each BUM get?

    Jaliya Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:50 PM

    Any part of the world when visiting a public office if you notice the council member of the parliamentarian sits on a comfortable chair that cost only about LKR 18,000/= that's about little over a hundred US$ anyone can be very comfortable and do nothing for those who paid for the chair. In the WONDER OF ASIA the politico's has their brain in a place where the sun won't shine ... as such they need comfort when sit on their brain.

    Bala Thursday, 09 August 2018 09:13 PM

    These are special chairs and are like a small apartment unit. You have an attached toilet and other facilities so these shits can even shit while seated..

    Nana Thursday, 09 August 2018 09:39 PM

    Yahapalanaya government, JAYWEWA. where are you, 62 laks idiots?

    ase Friday, 10 August 2018 10:55 AM

    Flight with 124 on board diverted to pick ex-airline chairman, PCoI told is this better you one idiot ?

    Nalin Friday, 10 August 2018 01:05 PM

    Does the government have any intention of controlling waste. The President and Prime Minister should take action on all waste and surcharge those who approve them.

    Brainmaster Friday, 10 August 2018 03:10 PM

    who exactly gave the consent for such an order Why you give NEVER names via DM Android App

    CITIZEN Friday, 10 August 2018 04:49 PM

    Why not! Our politicians have their golden brains in their arses no, so they need such a protective chairs to save their brains from decaying!! Somebody said the people will curse the Councillors. No, not them. People should curse their leaders and bring down thunder on them!!!

    Gamaya Friday, 10 August 2018 06:46 PM

    CHIEF MINISTER DEVAPRIYA Ta Saru Isuru! Hena hatha vediyan munta.

    will Friday, 10 August 2018 07:26 PM

    from the begining , they do this kind of things,one wanted to have renovation a toilet ,spending millions,now this ,if you select some one from Moratuwa, and give the order, you can get it done for each 20,000/= or even less(now due to tricks of the industry,its glory gone down),someone in the country get that money, this shit only to collect commission

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