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Ministry of Agriculture: Rent Rs. 23.5 mn a month; Furnishing and partition Rs. 250 mn

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Image result for D P Jayasinghe building RajagiriyaThe Ministry of Agriculture would spend an additional Rs.250 million to improve facilities in the building at Rajagiriya, which is rented at Rs.23.5 million a month for Ministry office, it is learnt.

Tenders have already been called for the supply of furniture and fixtures valued at Rs.140 million and for the partitioning of rooms and office cubicles costing Rs.110 million.

“The building DPJ Tower was rented out in April for the use of the office. However, it had remained idle for about six months. This building of 103,000 square feet costs a monthly rent of Rs. 23,484,000.

The building Govijana Mandiraya at Battaramulla, which houses the Agriculture Ministry at present, is due to be taken over for the use of Parliament.(Akila Baddevithana)

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  • Ramsay Monday, 21 November 2016 09:43 AM

    Yahapalana at its best

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 21 November 2016 10:58 AM

    Our tax money at work.

    DHA Monday, 21 November 2016 11:05 AM

    Is this in par with MS's simple living policy ?

    Tax Payer Monday, 21 November 2016 11:07 AM

    Take over of Agriculture Ministry building for monitoring committees and spending so much money as said above is poor governance when the funds should have been diverted for the betterment of public. See those people still suffering after land slides, lack of water and rural roads etc.

    Pf Monday, 21 November 2016 11:18 AM

    Doing all the blunders like this can you develop this countryThis is waste of public money.ShameWe never expected. via DM Android App

    Anja Monday, 21 November 2016 11:27 AM

    Yahapalana overflowing via DM Android App

    Pibi Monday, 21 November 2016 11:32 AM

    Politicians must find other means to support their supporters without squandering public funds. These are national crimes.

    Veda mama Monday, 21 November 2016 11:43 AM

    All "Palanayas " come under same roof and hell bent on deceiving the masses.

    Nuke Monday, 21 November 2016 11:53 AM

    23 million rs for rent per month? :0


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