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UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa yesterday questioned if President Maithripala Sirisena or Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would consider replacing the luxury vehicles for Cabinet ministers with cheaper vehicles following the footsteps of newly elected Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte.

“Wonder if the Prime Minister or the President will consider a similar option for Sri Lanka?” the MP tweeted.

As part of austere style of governance, incoming Philippines President Duterte had planned to replace luxury sedans with cheaper cars for cabinet members.

Media reports said Duterte had identified the Toyota Avanza MPV as the official vehicle that will transport most senior members of his administration.

Duterte, who is expected to be sworn in as president on June 30, has also vowed to make these new “ground rules” effective on the day he takes office.

Less than a week after his election victory, he announced plans to sell off the presidential yacht and wanted all aircraft assigned to the Presidential Airlift Wing to be converted to “air ambulances”.

  Comments - 27

  • Tissa Friday, 17 June 2016 02:40 PM

    If your farther commence this good gesture Others will follow Ova deny padaya........ via DM Android App

    Shan Monday, 20 June 2016 10:58 AM

    Appachi always was on apache.. Get ready for the bars babes... via DM Android App

    Wise Donkey Sunday, 19 June 2016 12:15 AM

    May be Namal wants them to have a Lamborghini each, not a bad idea at all. Charity begins at home Namal.

    Andrew Pitugala Saturday, 18 June 2016 11:03 AM

    Do as I say and don't do as I do.

    Cobra Friday, 17 June 2016 08:03 PM

    Height of stupidity from a Rajapaksa runt!!!

    Maya Friday, 17 June 2016 06:22 PM

    He would have thought he is making a good polo all comment but he asked for all these comments it seems!

    SL in KSA Friday, 17 June 2016 04:05 PM

    Really?? you don't say....

    Gobbya Friday, 17 June 2016 04:01 PM

    Peoples of this country knows what u did and ur future plans.

    RF Friday, 17 June 2016 03:59 PM

    why not return the luxury cars.......... they must be having Alzheimers

    Sapu Friday, 17 June 2016 03:23 PM

    Appachi was buying a luxuary aircraft kit and building mansions around SL

    Jason Bourne Friday, 17 June 2016 03:18 PM

    Luxury sedans must be replaced by the latest alto , so that SL is cost effective than Philippines or any country in the world.

    Dulan Friday, 17 June 2016 03:10 PM

    Rajapaksas's have shame

    Willie Friday, 17 June 2016 03:09 PM

    Why don't you Namal and your father give the example?

    Kolitha Wickremasinghe Friday, 17 June 2016 02:52 PM

    After all, what I gather reading everyone's comments, since namal's father did it wrong, we shoud allowe the newly appointed guys too to follow suit. Can someone think why namal's father was defeated! Thrill wise without get into sides or slap namal. True, Namal cannt talk about it.. But, the fact remain TRUE...

    RAJ Friday, 17 June 2016 12:27 PM

    Did Appachchi do?

    mnsmart Friday, 17 June 2016 02:40 PM

    No they are following your Dad....

    TONY Friday, 17 June 2016 02:38 PM


    imran Friday, 17 June 2016 02:31 PM

    In 2014 You

    Pincha Friday, 17 June 2016 02:30 PM

    Illang karnawa!

    Gaja Man Friday, 17 June 2016 01:04 PM

    Namal what were you driving when your farther was the president? Don't talk nonsense

    IVJ Friday, 17 June 2016 01:02 PM

    While I agree that SL too follow the example of Philippines, I simply cannot accept it is coming out of Namal's mouth. All this guys are typical politicians, lots of talk but behind the scene, they do the opposite. Shameless hypocrites.

    appu Friday, 17 June 2016 12:59 PM

    Will u via DM Android App

    daily boru Friday, 17 June 2016 12:51 PM

    they will follow your father. via DM Android App

    gobbaya Friday, 17 June 2016 12:47 PM

    wow....someone is suffering from SELECTIVE AMNESIA via DM Android App

    jan Friday, 17 June 2016 12:46 PM

    What type of vehicles you and your MPs had during your government Aston Martin Lamborghini gtr Ariel Atom Porsche.....etc via DM Android App

    Honest Citizen Friday, 17 June 2016 12:43 PM

    Namal what are you talking did you prctice same when you were in power? what about your luxury vehicles what you had

    AshyD Friday, 17 June 2016 12:29 PM

    STUPID ! He is shameless to ask this question, after all they did when they were in power.

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