Peace for the World

Peace for the World
First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A squandering Sabaragamuwa Road Transport Authority!

A squandering Sabaragamuwa Road Transport Authority!

Apr 28, 2017

The Sabaragamuwa Road Transport Authority (SRTA) has become an institution squandering public money. Together with the Sabaragamuwa provincial council, it spends public money lavishly on religious and various other functions.

Last year, it spent Rs. 312,550 on dancing troupes and pandals for the pageant of Maha Saman Devale at Bolthumbe. The SRTA is unable to give a breakdown of how that money was spent. The reasons for the money spent as mentioned to the director board are different to what is mentioned in the receipts.
Also, Rs. 192,500 had been spent on deploying buses to transport the SRTA staff, drivers, conductors, bus owners and transport officials in the province to the May Day rally at Samanala stadium in Galle.
Furthermore, Rs. 744,000 had been estimated for 49 buses to take transport sector employees in Kegalle and Ratnapura districts to the 65th anniversary of the SLFP in order to appease the president.
A sum of Rs. 500,000 had been spent on the transport of participants of an eye clinic held at the Base Hospital by the provincial council in 2016 to mark the president’s birthday.
The Authority alone had paid Rs. 142,500 in October as the fuel bill for the escort vehicles of the province’s chief minister Mahipala Herath.
Await further information on such wasteful expenditures…