Details of income generated by six major political parties of SL revealed (VIDEO)

Details of income generated by six major political parties of SL revealed (VIDEO)

Written by Lahiru Fernando

04 Apr, 2017 | 10:04 pm

Ever wondered how much Sri Lankan political parties generate in income?  This article brings you just that of six parties in the country.

Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC)
Total income – Rs.115 million

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)
Total income – Rs.87.1 million

*JVP has methodically listed all information in a descriptive manner including the salaries of its MPs and income generated by the sale of vehicles.

United National Party (UNP)
Total income – Rs.36.3 million

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)
Total income – Rs. 19.7 million

United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA)
Total income – Rs.2.4 million

*Generated through donations to the party.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC)
Total income – Rs.1.8 million

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU)
Total income – Rs.1.8 million

*Includes a sum of Rs. 213,880 – donated from the salary of party leader Patali Champika Ranawaka.

Source – Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE)
How – Following information gathered by financial statements of political parties -under the Right to Information Act is as of 31st December 2015.

* CaFFE notes that reports maintained by political parties lack transparency.
* The organisation stressed on the importance of creating effective dialogue to demand more financial transparency.

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