Jan 26, 2018

Minister Soyza too, gets imported milch cows Featured

Government ministers are among the beneficiaries of a distribution of 20,000 imported milch cows by the rural economy ministry.

Of them, Vijith Vijithamuni Soyza paid Rs. 9.8 million to the ministry account at the Bank of Ceylon on 28 December 2017 to receive 30 milch cows.

The importation costs Rs. 26,700,000 per head, but sold for Rs. 200,000 to dairy farmers.

In response to an inquiry by JVP councilor Samantha Vidyaratne, the project director of the ministry has replied that the milch cows would be distributed to Badulla district only.