Health Minister's private staff uses 51 State vehicles – Ven.Muruththettuwe Thera
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 21:07
The President of Health Services Trade Union Confederation, Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero states that 51 vehicles belonging to the Ministry of Health are being used for private purposes by private staff of Health Minister.
Most of those vehicles are daily running from Colombo to Polonnaruwa while fuel for vehicles in question are being pumped by Health Ministry.
Extra payments for such vehicles are provided from Ministry’s funds, the Ven. Ananda Thero added.
Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake who is facing bribery and corruption allegations before the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption appeared before the Commission yesterday and made oral submissions for a duration of nearly five hours.
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