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Official vehicles of former ministers: Police probing 11 vehicles

By Maheesha Mudugamuwa

Sri Lanka Police have launched investigations to seize the official vehicles that are yet to be handed over by former ministers and MPs.

Speaking to The Morning, Police Media Spokesman SSP Jaliya Senaratne said that investigations have been launched against 11 vehicles, out of which only two of them have been handed over as of yet.

Accordingly, the two vehicles that were handed over were owned by an MP in Kandy, SSP Senaratne said.

According to him, the vehicles that have been kept by former ministers and MPs include those in Polonnaruwa and Chilaw.

“In Polonnaruwa, there are two complaints, while there are four vehicles that need to be handed over in Chilaw,” he added.

According to the Police, the relevant candidates have been personally informed to hand over the vehicles. The investigations are being conducted by respective police stations in the respective districts, SSP Senaratne said.

Directives have also been issued by the Election Commission (EC) to seize vehicles used by former ministers in election campaigns as it violates election laws.

EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told The Morning that the vehicles were supposed to be handed over to the relevant ministries by 2 March but those ministers had failed to do so.