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An official double cab had been allocated to the Veddah Chief Uru Warige Wannila Aththo for his personal use accompanied with a driver on a directive from the Presidential Secretariat, the Moneragala Divisional Secretariat said.

However, the vehicle would continue to be the property of the secretariat although it will be for the use of the Veddah Chief, the Secretariat said.

Additional Secretary Mrs. M.P Samarawickrema said that allocation of the vehicle to the Veddah Chief was done after it received directive from the Presidential Secretariat.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror she said that the vehicle would be maintained by the Uva Provincial Council. (Hafeel Farisz and Darshana Sanjeewa-DM Online)
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  • Mutur-Guy Wednesday, 17 July 2013 12:17 PM

    No wonder if he be offered a High Diplomatic post. this i wonder of Asia

    Burampi Aathaa Wednesday, 17 July 2013 12:18 PM

    Give'm an iPhone!

    Rani Friday, 19 July 2013 06:54 AM

    No wonder he will supply all gastronomic dellicatesseen to MR and the BUNCH dinner table .Eventually SON will be GovernerGenearal of Wedda Comunity

    mani Friday, 19 July 2013 12:25 PM

    what official duty does he have to receive a official vehicle

    gon rala Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:54 AM

    Next the sibblings will ask for duty free permits & holidays homes in colombo, perhaps some luxury apartments with spas and the works. Wow paradise !

    Cocohead Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:04 AM

    Hope it runs on Bee-Honey

    Game Kolla Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:02 AM

    Very soon he will be provided with T 56 instead of bow and arrow.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:05 AM

    What next ? A uniform and a shot gun to replace the bow and arrow.

    Ramzeel Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:08 AM

    Are there Elections for the Uva Provincial Council in the future.

    ANTON Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:15 AM

    APE HURAALA DAN KALAA POJJA MANGACHCHANNE CAR POJJEN.

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:13 AM

    veddah may ask for his garments (amudaya) also from the govt.

    Jimmy D Wednesday, 17 July 2013 02:14 PM

    Why not give him an Aston Martin ;)

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:17 AM

    now the veddah can go on the hood of the double cab and use his bow and arrow to hunt the animals for their living

    Jumbuli-jumba Wednesday, 17 July 2013 02:19 PM

    When our corrupt politicos enjoy maximum privileges what's the harm if an elderly tribal leader, who is many a time genuine than these politicos if provided with an official vehicle to carry out his duties conveniently?

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:20 AM

    What next? An apartment and a butler?

    Uncle Johnson Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:50 PM

    Look at how those aboriginsare being treated in Australia. We should be happy when our indigenous people's living standard getting improved.

    Lankan Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:01 AM

    world record. veddah travelling by double cabs.

    The God Father Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:29 AM

    What is wrong with our administrators? Let them (veddas) have their own way of living, please do not corrupt their lives

    Manel Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:34 AM

    It would have been better if all Veddahs were provided with free medicine because cost of drugs are very high with stronger dollar.

    Namal Perera Wednesday, 17 July 2013 02:53 PM

    Why not a "Laborgini" to silence the entire clan?

    malta Thursday, 18 July 2013 01:13 PM

    Can any body tell me what is the population of the Veddas,

    Gobbaya Wednesday, 17 July 2013 02:58 PM

    looks like he will be competing for provincial council from UPFA.

    kimbula Wednesday, 17 July 2013 03:09 PM

    Ela news. Will be like "God is Crazy" film if he tries to drive the cab. he he.

    roshan Wednesday, 17 July 2013 03:36 PM

    Really sorry for ordinary veddas....... like for us...
    Leaders enjoy & the rest suffer!

    Ayesha Arambepola Wednesday, 17 July 2013 03:36 PM

    Now the Veddhas will behave like Suddhas.

    Amila . G Wednesday, 17 July 2013 03:33 PM

    Veddahs will be history , what more can you expect when jungles too are disappearing and going to be history .

    Major Wednesday, 17 July 2013 03:37 PM

    Kimbula, It is" God must be crazy".

    Publik Abilik Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:55 AM

    Only a Double cab? No Land Cruiser Prado with the accompanying Defender? wait, that's only for politicians wives and and children.

    Siri Karunatilleka Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:54 AM

    Good for him. They are the first inhabitants of this island and they deserve the respects and perks when they are ready to change and accept them.
    By the way the word 'Veddah' seems to be a derogatory one and should be replaced both in Sinhalese and English by a
    less discriminatory one like 'forest people' . Any suggestions in Sinhala?
    If the word Negro has now been discarded why not Veddah?
    CHANGE MUST COME 11

    lucky Friday, 19 July 2013 11:24 AM

    May be that he requested for it to go hunting with his bow & arrow while standing in the cab section at the back. Better make sure that it's a 4X4 with a winch and snorkel as well. Another idea would be to give him a digital camera unless he has one already gifted to him by another fool.

    Observer Wednesday, 17 July 2013 04:02 PM

    What the hell........leave the Vaddahs alone. All that is needed is to PROTECT their heritage!

    old citizen Wednesday, 17 July 2013 04:03 PM

    Deiyo Sakki with unlimited fuel

    pr Wednesday, 17 July 2013 12:07 PM

    Killing animals is permissable for Veddas, are those without life in SL.

    KaluSudha Wednesday, 17 July 2013 04:08 PM

    Mod Vedha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CITIZEN Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:30 AM

    How about an official bungalow for the Vedda Chief? Is this the first step to drag the Veddas also into politics and corrupt them??


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