Hand over official ve­hi­cles or else...: New PM's Sec. to for­mer min­is­ters

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

Ac­tion could be ini­ti­ated against for­mer Min­is­ters for not hand­ing over their official ve­hi­cles, un­der ' Mis­use of State Prop­erty' Laws, S. Amarasekara, Sec­re­tary to the newly ap­pointed Prime Min­is­ter, told the Sun­day Times.

He said they could also be charged un­der Elec­tion Laws, as the Pres­i­dent has now called for elec­tions, and ac­tion could be filed un­der Civil Law as well.

He said the Po­lice will be in­structed next week to ini­ti­ate ac­tion against those who have failed to hand over their official vehi- cles to their re­spec­tive min­istries.

He said the for­mer Min­is­ters should have handed over their ve­hi­cles soon af­ter the for­mer Cabi­net stood dis­solved on Oc­to­ber 26, af­ter the ap­point­ment of new Prime Min­is­ter Mahinda Ra­japaksa.

"We ex­pected the ve­hi­cles to be handed over, but most of them have not handed over their ve­hi­cles to date," he said.

He also said that Min­istry Sec­re­taries will be di­rected to re­cover the ve­hi­cles. If not, they will be li­able for dis­ci­plinary ac­tion.

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