In order to minimize food waste Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had recommended that all food cooked in the parliament canteen be reduced considerably and that meals be prepared after obtaining the number of persons to be present in advance, the officers said.
In addition Rs. 80 million is spent on electricity, Rs. 14.5 million on telephone facilities and Rs. 9 million on drinking water per year, a parliament finance division spokesman said.
Parliament sources added that the bulk of the electricity consumption is for the air-conditioning system there.