Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ordered the Treasury today to not release any funds for the importation of new luxury vehicles for several ministers and deputy ministers, and to instead first concentrate on releasing necessary funds for the rebuilding of houses for flood and landslide victims and the Kosgama victims, whose houses were damaged from the Salawa Army Camop fire.
Wickremesinghe’s order comes following a public outcry against the Government’s most recent attempts to purchase 32 high end luxury vehicles for the use of several government ministers and deputies, at a cost of Rs. 1.1 billon.
Wickremesinghe has ordered the Treasury to first concentrate on releasing the necessary funding required for the rebuilding programme and hence for the time being the Treasury should not release any funds for the vehicle purchase.
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