President suspends purchase of vehicles for ministries, state firms

The President’s Office has suspended the purchase of new vehicles for ministries and institutes under ministries, government sources said.

This measure has been taken on the directives of President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa in order to limit government expenses. If there was any shortage of vehicles for any ministry, additional vehicles under the President’s Office would be provided, reports said.

The President had earlier requested ministries and institutes under ministries to curtail all non-essential expenses including expenses allocated for ministerial vehicles, transportation activities and building facilities. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

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