Jul 22, 2018

Most JO MPs sold their duty free vehicle permits Featured

A majority of the joint opposition MPs, numbering 70, has sold their duty free vehicle permits, reports say.

A considerable number of them have transferred the ownerships through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Lawyer Nagananada Kodituwakku has filed a case in courts against this.

His petition questions if a person not entitled to a duty free permit can register a vehicle and also a loss of Rs. 30 million to the treasury by way of duty.

The Bribery Commission has ruled out investigating these instances.

The oppositions MPs who claimed duty free vehicle permits include TNA’s Dharmalingam Siddarthan (Rs. 44,700,000 for a Hummer H2, petrol), S.M. Chandrasena (Rs. 29,737,605 for a Range Rover Sports Station Wagon, diesel), TNA’s S. Srikantharasa (Rs. 29,488,467 for a Range Rover Sports Station Wagon, diesel), state minister Sujeewa Senasinghe (Rs. 33,457,500) and Udaya Gammanpila (Rs. 33,457,000 for a Toyota Land Cruiser).

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