We sell vehicle permits to settle our debts – Welgama


A valuable vehicle permit is entitled for anyone elected to parliament and every Parliamentarian elected to parliament sells this permit to pay the loans obtained to spend for their election campaigns says the Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama.

He said this addressing participants in a ceremony held at Dodangoda Pradeshiya Sabha recently.

Speaking further Minister Welgama has said, “Anyone who wants to enter parliament, until this election system exists, should spend at least Rs.50 million. Going to the Parliament is only a dream if any person cannot spend that much for the campaign. Don’t think we Parliamentarians are 100% honest. We also commit crimes.

When someone gets elected to parliament for five years a vehicle permit is entitled. This is very valuable in cash. No one uses this permit except a very few. All sell the permit. We too have done so. Otherwise, how could we pay debt that we fall into during the election campaign?”



+2 #7 2012-10-26 06:40
Hats off for being truthful Mr. Minister.

The permit is not worth 50 mil, I suppose, So there should be other ways to pay off the 50 mil and make the next 50 mil for the next election. The system is set up such that corruption promotion is the only way.

Oh! That senile Old Man.
+1 #6 2012-10-25 23:24
You cant sell a vehicle permit for Rs.50m.(Whats the vehicle worth if you paid that much for a permit?), and the real question is where does the balance of funds come from to set off the balance in campaign finances. Would the mnister kindly enlighten us on the matter?
0 #5 2012-10-25 20:44
A person with no brain, a mutt, wants to enter the parliament to loots the population!
0 #4 2012-10-25 20:19
This guy is absurd! First tell me why do these people want to go to the parliament getting in to debts of 50 million. The ulterior motive is to make money and not to serve the nation as the pre-1978 politicians were. Otherwise no fool will go in to that debt to serve the nation.
+4 #3 2012-10-25 19:30
Why not get rid of these idiotic systems that a senile old man created?
+4 #2 2012-10-25 19:10
This guy has told the truth when he said 1- "every Parliamentarian elected to parliament sells this permit to pay the loans obtained to spend for their election campaigns.
2 "Don’t think we Parliamentarian s are 100% honest. We also commit crimes."
+3 #1 2012-10-25 16:52
disgraceful, what else do you want to sell

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