WPC Chief Minister to use old office chairs  

Western Provincial Council (WPC) Chief Minister Isura Devapriya said the council will not purchase new chairs for the newly built office complex in Battaramulla.

He told The Morning that he had instructed officials to use the old chairs which they used at the building in Colombo 07.

Chief Minister Devapriya said that he was not aware about the decision that the council had decided to bring expensive chairs which were alleged to be at Rs. 650,000 and once he got to know he had taken immediate steps to stop the purchasing of expensive chairs.

JVP Western Provincial Councilor Lakshman Nipuna Arachchi had revealed that the council had ordered some 104 chairs, each costing Rs. 650, 000.

However, Western Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara had ordered the council to take measures to purchase chairs required by the Council from a local manufacturer.  (MM)