It is reported that a proposal has been presented to pay a monthly allowance of Rs.100,000 to MPs to rent out houses in Colombo instead of the official houses they have been given. The proposal has been made to the cabinet on Tuesday (30th).
The proposal has been presented stating MPs’ official houses at Madiwela were not suitable for residing and an allowance should be paid for MPs to rent out a house around Colombo.
During the retired President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure too a proposal was presented to pay a rent allowance of Rs.100,000 to MPs to rent out houses in Colombo. However, the allowance had to be reduced to Rs.50,000 due to the strong opposition the move