By Amadoru Amarajeewa
Several financial irregularities in the Eastern Province Chief Minister’s Secretariat have been revealed by the Auditor General in his audit report for 2008. The audit report has been forwarded to the Accounts Committee of the Provincial Council.
Advanced payments of Rs.2 million to conduct a Korean language course to 250 unemployed young men and women and suspending the course after making the payment, hiring of eleven private vehicles for Rs.320, 000 despite there being adequate council vehicles and the payment of insurance premiums amounting to Rs.96,592 to a private insurance company are among the irregularities mentioned in the audit report. (Daily Mirror online)