Rs. 370 m. spent by Govt. on vehicle purchases in August

Shortfalls, rehabilitation work get Rs. 3.7 b. in supplementary allocations
By Chandani Kirinde

The Government has spent millions of rupees to purchase vehicles as well as pay lease rentals for vehicles purchased for Government agencies within the month of August alone, according to details of allocations made by the Budgetary Support Services and Contingency Liabilities Project presented to Parliament.

The Department of National Budget had spent Rs. 102 million to pay the lease rental of vehicles obtained for all Government agencies, the documents tabled in Parliament revealed.

The other amounts allocated for the purchase of vehicles included Rs. 16.5 million to the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations, Rs. 11.5 million to the Ministry of Minor Export Crop Promotion, Rs. nine million to the Ministry of Education and Rs. 5.5 million to purchase a vehicle for the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage.

Five million rupees each had been allocated to the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities also to purchase vehicles.
A supplementary allocation of Rs. 8.3 million was given to the Sri Lanka Embassy in Nepal to purchase vehicles while Rs. 14.2 million was allocated to the Sri Lanka’s Consulate Generals in Shanghai and Jeddah as well as to the Embassy in Seoul for the same purpose.

Additionally four million rupees was allocated to purchase a lorry for the Sri Lanka National Freedom from Hunger Campaign Board.

The other supplementary allocations made in August 2011 included Rs. 2.2 billion to the Department of Treasury Operations to meet the shortfall of provision on Government loan floatation expenses, Rs. 1.5 billion to the Ministry of Economic Development to reconstruct fully damaged houses and small scale infrastructure which were damaged due to floods and earth slips this year as well as Rs. 200 million to the Office of the President to meet the shortfall of provision for progress review meetings on government development programmes at district level and to co-ordinate programmes to maintain the international image of Sri Lanka.

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