Ministry vehicle worth Rs.30m, still missing

Ministry vehicle worth Rs.30m, still missing

November 30, 2010   01:08 pm

Political sources state that a Land Cruiser luxury vehicle, that had been imported from Japan a while back for the use of the Ministry of Resettlement has suddenly gone missing.

The vehicle had been brought down from Japan listed as ‘Brand New’. However when it was kept in a garage in Matara for repairs, following an accident it had been revealed that the vehicle in question was actually a ‘Reconditioned’ one.

Additionally repairs to the luxury vehicle after the accident had cost about 7 million rupees, sources revealed.

The vehicle in question, which was then placed under the care of the Ministry for a couple of days, has now been reported missing.

It has still not been unveiled as to who actually took the vehicle, which has not been registered yet and also belonged to the Resettlement Ministry.

When Ada Derana inquired in regard to the missing Land Cruiser from the Deputy Minister of the Ministry Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan said that he was informed of such an incident, however he could not elaborate on the matter.

Nevertheless importing a reconditioned vehicle by stating that it is a brand new vehicle costing Rs.30 million, is cheating the Ministry and government of nearly Rs.15 million, political sources expressed.

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