Tells government to auction them in a public auction

While condemning the moves by the Government to import 227 Prado jeeps which will cost the government US$ 18 million at a time the country is facing a grave economic crisis, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today there was a massive scam behind this vehicle import.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake making a special statement revealed that the Letter of Credits (LCs) had been opened even before seeking the approval of the Cabinet.

“The LCs were opened on April 22, 2021. Cabinet paper had been presented on the 18th of May However, this Cabinet Paper was rejected at the next Cabinet meeting on May 24. Hence these LCs have been opened without the approval of the Cabinet. It is a deal with the MPs who voted in favour of the Port City Bill.

They opened LCs first and later realized that it needs to go through the Cabinet for approval. That was why the cabinet paper was presented a month later with a covering approval for measures taken. force vehicle import. The whole process is nothing but corrupt and malicious,” he charged.

He demanded the Government to reveal whether the due tender procedure had been followed before opening LCs.

The JVP Parliamentarian said the government should in the first place stop this move or at least sell the fleet of vehicles in a public auction and raise funds to be used for some other useful purpose



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