Nov 23, 2016

Vehicle renting for MPs suspended Featured

The government has suspended a proposal to rent vehicles at a monthly charge of Rs. 500,000 each for the MPs holding chair in regional development committees.

Minister Gayantha Karunatilake told the cabinet news briefing today (23) that the president, has sent an observation, saying he disagreed with the proposal.

The media has strongly criticized the decision to rent vehicles for 58 MPs.

Until such time a final decision is taken, these MPs will continue to receive a Rs. 200,000 transport allowance, Karunatilake added.

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