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Tuesday 21 May 2019
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Finance Minister orders probe into tsunami relief vehicles

Finance Minister orders probe into tsunami relief vehicles

Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has ordered a probe into imports of high-value vehicles for (2005) post-tsunami relief which were allegedly given to third parties without paying taxes and depriving the state of billions of rupees. This was brought to light when a vehicle imported for a UN agency to carry out tsunami relief work in 2005 was involved in an accident on June 10, 2015 in Tangalla.

The vehicle had been used illegally, violating Sri Lankan laws, the ministry said in a media release on Wednesday. The Minister has instructed the Director General of Customs R. Semasinghe to investigate as to how a vehicle imported by the World Food Program (WFP) ended up with a third party.


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