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Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera is reported to have objected to a Cabinet memorandum by Home Affairs, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Vajira Abeywardane to grant permits for members of the currently defunct provincial councils to import vehicles valued at US$35,000 each sans duty.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet paper was deferred for later. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Francis Wednesday, 04 September 2019 05:58 AM

    Just madness and nonsense. Give instead every voter a duty free vehicle as they are those who elect these bastards

    Duty free Wednesday, 04 September 2019 06:19 AM

    Yes I agree why should import oversized vehicle by these so called MEMBERS. All the vehicle should be duty free on normal duty with limitation to cc capacity.

    Ralahamy Wednesday, 04 September 2019 06:24 AM

    These are rats in a sinking ship, who want to plunder the last cent in the Treasury. What is the guarantee they will come back to power? What is the guarantee thee will be a local election?

    Dee Wednesday, 04 September 2019 06:51 AM

    Who on earth will want permits for now defunct PC's? What calibre of ministers do we have to even propose such thing?

    Jude Wednesday, 04 September 2019 07:28 AM

    Huh!!! This is absolutely Ridiculous !!!

    Jude Wednesday, 04 September 2019 07:34 AM

    Next President MUST assure that there's NO provincial councils, ONLY 100 members of Parliament, 20 cabinet ministers, MP's will get ONLY a allowance with legitimate expenses reimbursed with a cap limit!!! No duty-free vehicle permits !!!

    Bul Wednesday, 04 September 2019 11:51 AM

    Duty free concession should be given only to those who contribute for GDP growth considerably..Others should not be given

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 04 September 2019 11:57 AM

    Stand your ground, Mangala. Give these bastards a push cycle each.

    Ponniah Sivarajah Wednesday, 04 September 2019 01:04 PM

    Well done Mangala. These donkeys do not need any vehicle, since they did nothing to the public during their tenure.

    Raj Wednesday, 04 September 2019 02:09 PM

    Chanda gundu on punchi banda's account. Shame!! shame!! shame!!

    Barbarians and Bastards Wednesday, 04 September 2019 03:13 PM

    Bullock carts are the Best so they can tie themselves in front and pull their own cart.


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