May 04, 2017

President calls for report into Volvo cars for Mahanayake Theras Featured

Following a revelation by 'Sri Lanka Mirror', president Maithripala Sirisena has ordered a report from the Finance Ministry into Maha Nayake Theras being given Volvo cars, reportedly on the instructions of the office of the prime minister.

Even during the Rajapaksa regime, Maha Nayake Theras had been given vehicles through the Buddha Sasana Ministry.

Buddha Sasana minister Wijedasas Rajapakshe confirmed it as the normal procedure, and said he only learnt about the latest gift through the media.

He said he was busy with organizing the international Vesak festival, and that he would comment about this after its conclusion.

After the revelation, there are plans to suspend the Finance Ministry officials responsible, ministry sources say.

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