Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has sought approval from Parliament for Rs. 592 million to cover the expenses of his ministry.
Chief Government Whip, and Minister of Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs Gayantha Karunathilake presented the supplementary estimate to Parliament on behalf of Fonseka.
Fonseka has sought approval of Rs. 469,425,000 for recurrent expenditure and Rs. 123,500,000 for capital expenditure for his ministry.
Fonseka who was appointed as a Minister in February this year, came under heavy criticism from the public after he accepted Rs. 70 million to purchase a luxury car for himself for official use. In June, the Government sought approval from Parliament for a whopping Rs. 1.1 billion to purchase 32 brand new luxury vehicles for the use of ministers, and deputy ministers.