Written by Lahiru Fernando
07 Oct, 2015 | 6:09 pm
Issuing a media communique, the Presidential Secretariat has directed its attention to media reports regarding the Rs. 180 million requested to carry out the repair work of the new president’s residence.
According to the president’s secretary, the repair work is being carried out amalgamating two old houses.
The communique has quoted the president’s secretary, noting that repair work focuses on the security of the residence, the president’s security, officers’ quarters, as well as the garage. and adds that the construction is carried out by the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau – a state institution.
The president’s secretary also adds that the cost which would have to be incurred by the state, if President Sirisena used the president’s house in Fort, would be approximately Rs. 15 million a month and reiterate that President Sirisena has refused to utilise the Fort residence allocated to the president due to the exorbitant cost.
The communique further adds that BMW vehicles and the BMW Motorcycles which were mentioned in the newspaper articles published on October 7 – were in fact ordered and purchased by the previous government.
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