The latest case in point is a Rs. 100,000 payment for them to rent a house from Colombo.
The cabinet last Tuesday approved a proposal, which said they be paid the allowance as the official quarters of MPs at Madiwela, Kotte were not in a habitable condition.
During the Rajapaksa regime, a Rs. 100,000 housing allowance was proposed, but following protests, the payment was brought down to Rs. 50,000.
Social media has also denounced a supplementary estimate for Rs. 790 million to buy vehicles for ministers, deputy and state ministers, and the leader of the opposition, while allocating a mere Rs. five million for children’s affairs.
Given below is how News1st reported the salaries and other privileges enjoyed by an MP: