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The government yesterday presented a supplementary estimate seeking Parliamentary approval for supplementary allocations of over one billion rupees, spent on various activities related to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Of this amount, Parliamentary approval was sought to obtain Rs. 446 million to cover the expenses made to purchase security equipment by the Police Department for the CHOGM. Another, Rs.200 million was sought to cover the expenses made by the External Affairs Ministry for the event.

The Ministry of Mass Media has spent Rs. 33 million on public awareness programmes related to the CHOGM. The other expenses have been made by the Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air Force.

This amount involves expenses made for the provision of food, vehicle maintenance, postal and communication services, staff training and acquisition of furniture and office accessories in view of the CHOGM. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)
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  • hks Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:44 AM

    CHOGM EKATA PINSIDDAWENNA MR ta ALUTH OTUNNAK LEBUNA...JANATHAAWATA THAWATH THOPPIYAK WETUNA..!

    mercy Saturday, 23 November 2013 07:52 AM

    jayawea Gamane ya

    RAhu kaley Saturday, 23 November 2013 08:39 AM

    what we again in the c-wealth? only the pressure of human right voilation and nothing else. . Is this a progress? we do not want to pay other expenses taking peoples fund

    SADA Saturday, 23 November 2013 03:40 AM

    ATLEAST APPROVAL FOR ESTIMATED COPST SHUOLD HAVE BEEN OBTAINED, WHAT APPROVAL NOW SPENDING IS OVER . ANY WAY IT WILL BE APPROVED BY THE SO CALLED DEPUTY MINISTERS

    Pasel Saturday, 23 November 2013 03:44 AM

    Ha,Ha,
    Well done Tamasa went broke

    george Saturday, 23 November 2013 03:46 AM

    Is the 15% that went into the pockets also included in this? Was this what was taken to Italy to be deposited there?

    kasun Saturday, 23 November 2013 04:01 AM

    only 1 billion?

    Simple mind Saturday, 23 November 2013 04:04 AM

    What about the productivity lost due to partial/fully closure of govt and private sector during this period due to toad closures etc. Has the govt taken this loss into account.

    Jayantha Jayamanne Saturday, 23 November 2013 04:18 AM

    One question - The estimate you have given for CHOGM includes the Luxury vehicles (cars), buses etc., purchased? Whether it includes the Hotel costs & Entertainment expenses to all delegates incurred during CHOGM.

    ANTON Saturday, 23 November 2013 04:23 AM

    KAJU ATADA , KOS ATADA ???

    unchikun Saturday, 23 November 2013 04:49 AM

    Just the tip of the iceberg.

    PRASANNAJIT Saturday, 23 November 2013 04:52 AM

    After spending what is the purpose in getting approval. Even if not approved our tax money is gone. What a paradise.?

    kasi Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:41 AM

    you will see the benefit of CHOGM in march 2014

    vijay Saturday, 23 November 2013 05:13 AM

    Mahinda Chintana

    tony Saturday, 23 November 2013 05:47 AM

    GOV WILL NOT OBTAIN PRIOR APPROVAL ALWAYS ITS IS POST APPROVAL. ANYWAY THE BILL WILL BE PASSED BY THE AS THE PARLIAMENT IS FULL OF PUPPETS OF MAHINDA

    TJ Saturday, 23 November 2013 05:51 AM

    Very simple. hike up the price of electricity & fuel

    Tamilboy Saturday, 23 November 2013 11:52 AM

    what productivity are talking about.. dont crack jokes here:-)

    Jamalji Saturday, 23 November 2013 12:03 PM

    Was it necessary for a country that had finances to give 01 dollar hike to pensioners? On hearing this guests who ate must be vomitting.

    OMG Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:02 AM

    Being the Chairman of the Commonwealth is worth more than 2 billion rupees.

    sobers Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:04 AM

    This shows how ill prepared and poor handling of Budget forecast has been done. A few millions could be excused, why didn't the financial chiefs/advisers do it in a professional way. Shows the standard of officials. Finaly, the burden has to be carried by the innocent citizens.

    Muzamil Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:06 AM

    what a waste of money just for MR to gain chairmanship and country acheived nothing but disgrace with help of pathetic tamil dispora and uneducated TN politicians who think only Tamils have Human rights


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