May 29, 2018

VIP vehicle exhibition at GangaramayaVIP 

The Presidential Secretariat has agreed to provide eight bullet proof vehicles used by former Presidents to be exhibited at the Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple.

Recently, another eight of the bullet proof vehicles used by former Presidents and VIPs were sunk at sea.

Issuing a statement the Presidential Secretariat stated that these vehicles had to be destroyed as they could not be reconditioned and due to security reasons, they could not be sold for private use either.

The statement further noted that the government had also inquired from the manufacturing company if they would take back these vehicles but had notified Sri Lanka that they would if Sri Lanka would bear the shipping and recycling charges.

Meanwhile, another 95 vehicles used by the Presidential Secretariat had been leased to the Civil Security Department, the Department of Immigration and Emigration and 16 other state institutions, the statement further noted.

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