State Minister of Industries Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday that none of the vehicles at his Ministry, though new, can be used and that he hoped to get at least one vehicle from the Presidential Secretariat.
Assuming duties at the Industries Ministry in Slave Island yesterday, State Minister Jayasekara said that Ministry of Industries had been tagged with several other Ministry portfolios during the last ten years.
“We don’t even have a single vehicle that we could use. That is the present condition of the Ministry. There are a number of new vehicles at the Ministry, but we can’t use at least one of them. We expect to get at least one vehicle from the Presidential Secretariat,” he said. When a journalist said that there were several latest vehicles including two Defender type vehicles parked at the Ministry premises which can be used, the Minister with a laughter said, “Don’t know, will see, even we can’t find, more vehicles might emerge from hiding.”