Several newly elected MP’s are said to be privately calling bids to sell their vehicle permits for millions of rupees after at least two parliamentarians had sold their vehicle permits for more than Rs 10 million each.
Sources said one of the National list MPs from the Government had sold his vehicle permit for Rs 12 million, while a newly elected UNP parliamentarian had sold his vehicle permit for Rs 10 million.
Cabinet that met on May 26 unanimously decided to increase the minimum duty waiver permit for an MP by US$ 15,000. The tax free allowance for parliamentarians’ vehicles which was US$ 35,000 earlier, has now increased to US$ 50,000. nation.lk
Members of Parliament who had completed five years in parliament would be entitled to this benefit, along with those who had elected to the House for the first time without representing any Provincial Council earlier.