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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today asked a question with regard to the spending of Rs.6 million to buy furniture and equipment for Agricultural Ministry office.

The question was asked in reference to an item included in the supplementary estimate presented to Parliament today.

JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake who raised this matter in the House said the government was duty bound to explain before seeking parliamentary approval to spend the stipulated amount of money.

State Minister of Agriculture, Wasantha Aluvihare in his response said he would inform the House on this matter shortly. (Yohan Perera)

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  • max Tuesday, 08 August 2017 05:46 PM

    This is a disgusting government. Said something before the election and now, do the opposite of it, totally!

    Snowy Tuesday, 08 August 2017 05:58 PM

    Exposes ones up bring. A good office chair can cost around Rs 500,000 to Rs. 800,000. Yes, some still sleep on donkey beds and sit on benches.

    damithw Tuesday, 08 August 2017 06:06 PM

    Snowy: You should be living in Canada or any other Snowing country ...

    Upul Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:01 PM

    This is the Agricultural ministry office, not a five star hotel.

    Namal Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:14 PM

    Are you stupid or what?

    BV Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:47 AM

    JVP expects ministry offices to work seated on the ground I suppose.

    roshan Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:24 PM

    JVP wants the staff to sit on the floor with a chetti type table ???. They dont know the cost of furniture.even a single chair costs 4000 rps...

    Heshan Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:40 PM

    On one hand they are building offices for government institutions in Battaramulla, on the other hand they are renting offices from their friends. No wonder elections are been postponed left and right.

    ceylon Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:24 PM

    is this a news . via DM Android App

    Nic Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:58 PM

    Well Ravi got his bucks from Bond dealer, Agri Minister is getting his from furniture supplier!!!!

    Sunil Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:53 AM

    What about the owner of the building?

    ReaderD Wednesday, 09 August 2017 04:21 PM

    So many hundreds of millions have been spent as rent, furniture etc. but not occupied or used. Who is responsible for this waste of public funds? Who obtained Cabinet approval without a proper study of plans and time schedules. Take that person to task and recover this huge loss.


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