Another revelation on Yahapalana govt’s outlay on luxury vehicles
Posted on February 9th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media, Mr. Nimal Bopage has stated that towards the back end of 2016, then-Cabinet of Ministers had approved renting out of luxury vehicles for 58 parliamentarians of the government.

In a special communique on the revelation made in the Parliament yesterday, he added that he objected to the move as the government was on the verge of losing Rs 44.3 billion.

Bopage proceeded to say that he was summoned to the Cabinet committee on economic affairs, led by then-Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and was publicly threatened to demanding him to either sign or resign”.

Yesterday, Minister Johnston Fernando, responding to a question raised during the parliamentary session, divulged that former government has spent a staggering Rs. 2.8 billion to import luxury vehicles for ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers.

Numbers revealed in the House yesterday also put former President Maithripala Sirisena on top of the list, making him the biggest spender of public finance on luxury vehicles with ha sum of Rs. 328.9 million. 

One Response to “Another revelation on Yahapalana govt’s outlay on luxury vehicles”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    I remember at some stage AIYOO said he likes to use the MADU WALIGE. Now, somebody has to take it out of his hand, and unmercifully use it on him, this born manipulator. He must remember that there are people who have only ONE meal per day. He must remember that there are people who have a cigarette and plain tea for the day. He must remember that there are LITTLE CHILDREN, who have no shoes, and uniforms to go to school. This was highlighted with a picture recently. It is damning, that while the poor does not have to eat, little children that have no idea of the taste of milk, he is FLYING in Super Luxury vehicles. Let me remind that all concerned, will face the Karmic Law, in the courts of the Lords above.

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