Jun 05, 2021

‘Vehicles will likely be imported in near future’ Featured

Election monitoring body, the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence has condemned the move to import luxury vehicles for new Members of Parliament at a time when the country is facing a health emergency.

Speaking to the media, National Coordinator of the CMEV Manjula Gajanayake said although the office of the Prime Minister has claimed it has suspended the move, it is likely the vehicles will be imported in the near future.

He noted even Letters of Credit have already been opened to import the vehicles and therefore it is unlikely the programme will be halted permanently.

Manjula Gajanayake said it is unfortunate that rulers including seasoned politicians have disregarded the plight of the people and are trying to fulfil their personal objectives.