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A sum of Rs. 6.7 million had been spent for the felicitation ceremony which was conducted in the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on July 31, 2018 when Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajith Senaratne was awarded with the “Suwapathi Kirula” title, the Health Ministry informed Parliament.

The ceremony was held to felicitate Dr. Senaratne, who had been unanimously elected as a Vice Chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) during its Executive Committee Meeting held in Geneva in May last year.

Accordingly, a sum of Rs. 6,766,750 had been spent for the event. The ministry also informed Parliament that the ceremony was organized by the Sri Lanka Office of the World Health Organization and health trade union federation.

The following institutions had borne the relevant expenditure for the event;

WHO had spent Rs. 1,584,950, Thriposa Limited – Rs. 140,000, National Authority on Tobacco & Alcohol - Rs. 1,000,000, State Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Corporation – Rs. 999,975, Laugfs Life Science private company – Rs. 500,000, State Pharmaceutical Corporation – Rs. 1,000,000 and Trade Unions – Rs. 1,541,825.

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  • Jayanath Tuesday, 18 June 2019 08:30 AM

    Nice right? This is the man barked at rajapaksha for corruption and miss use of public funds to bring yahapalana to power.

    ANTON Tuesday, 18 June 2019 08:38 AM

    BUT IN NEGOMBO , HE WAS GIVEN MUCH BETTER FELICITATION CEREMONY BY WHO ... OOOOOOOO

    Yehiya Tuesday, 18 June 2019 08:48 AM

    Even 10 million not a loss. He appointed to world health body. It shows the integrity

    DhanapalaG Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:15 AM

    Waste of public funds for personal glory and poor vision on priorities.

    maha amara Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:21 AM

    What can you expect from idiots like Rajitha, other than waisting funds that could be used for a worthy purpose. Fools will send him to the parliament again at the next election. Why are these gov institutions waisting money.

    Jara Pappa Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:15 AM

    a Singaporean minister was took in to custody after he holidayed with a business man expenses. now the organizations spend on him is living with him, lets see what government does

    Missaka Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:26 AM

    Thanks for Yahapaalanaya, As masses we are proud to have a "Suwapathi" at any cost.

    Labby Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:28 AM

    So ?

    Chams Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:33 AM

    Go to hell!

    Patriot Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:41 AM

    Are the tax free payments?

    Matara Mongrel Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:38 AM

    Health Minister waste 6.7 Mn on felicitation and our army donates a days pay to cancer hospital. It was this same Rajitha who accused the army of war crimes.

    Samson Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:44 AM

    What a waste of funds. Many people could have been fed or some houses could have been built for the homeless.

    weera Tuesday, 18 June 2019 08:47 PM

    National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol given Rs.1000000. LOL LOL!!!!!!


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