Britasia News Team
Oct 4, Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s request purchase of luxury vehicle at a cost of £ 46,000 has been rejected by the Cabinet.
Cabinet Spokesman Dr.Rajitha Senaratne told the media at Cabinet news briefing that the Government could not afford the luxury vehicle to Mr. Wigneswaran while cancelling vehicle imports for Ministers, MPs and public servants who were entitled to tax-free vehicle imports.
Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka said 228 Parliamentarians and nearly 8,000 Public Servants had already imported vehicles on duty-free permits.
“The Government would relax restrictions on vehicle imports after six months and I believe the situation would be improved by December with the drop of fuel prices in the global market and the rupee becoming steady against the dollar,” Minister Senaratne said.