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Probe Rs 2.87 bn vehicle purchase of former govt - MP

JVP MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa urged the government to investigate as to what happened to the luxury vehicles purchased by the previous government bearing a cost of Rs. 2.87 billon after a several MPs alleged to have used them claimed that they had not received such vehicles and neither had they used these vehicles.

 “Having brought vehicles for Rs. 2870 million if these MPs are claiming that they did not receive or use these vehicles, then I urge you (Speaker) to call for a CID investigation to determine what happened to these vehicles. These vehicles had been imported under individual names of ministers and not even the ministries.

If the ministers are claiming that the vehicles imported under their names were not used by them, then it should be investigated who used these vehicles and where these vehicles are now. The new Ministers don’t need new vehicles as these vehicle are available. But, we must know who is using them now and where these vehicles are,” said Jayatissa.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera and former ministers Ranjith Aluwihare, Gayantha Karunathilaka, Lucky Jayawardena, Harin Fernando and J. C. Alawathuwala also denied that they had purchased vehicles during the previous government. Meanwhile, referring to Minister Johnston Fernando’s statement on this matter, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said, “The Chief Government Whip Minister Johnston Fernando read only the names of ministries that had purchased these vehicles. I am also accused of purchasing a Mercedes Benz because I headed a Ministry. However I didn’t use this and I have already lodged a complaint with the CID requesting them to investigate this matter.”

 


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