Galle MC members wasted public money on trip - JVP | Daily News

Galle MC members wasted public money on trip - JVP

A group of Galle Municipal Councillors including the Mayor have gone on a trip to Nuwara Eliya in the guise of participating in a waste management workshop spending public money, former Southern Provincial Councillor Nalin Hewage said.

Hewage was addressing a media briefing in Galle on Saturday.

The M.C. members participated in the trip with no concern over the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, he said.

The MC members representing the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the United National Party (UNP) have joined in the trip. They have spent millions of rupees of public money on the trip.

They have gone on similar trips earlier with no benefit to the council or the people. The Mayor always lament over lack of funds in the council. The Galle Municipal Council claims that they have no sufficient funds to renovate the dilapidated Galle Town Hall, but the Mayor spends public money extravagantly uselessly, Hewage said.

Galle Mayor Priyantha Sahabandu said that the trip had been planned some time ago.

“There is no truth about JVP’s allegations. They make such allegations out of mere political jealousy,” Sahabandu said.