Police, on Wednesday afternoon, teargassed a group of protesters, demanding the immediate closure of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM). The protest was led by parents of undergraduates backing the GMOA-led campaign against the private medical college. (Pic by Saman Abesiriwardene)

PFC withholds its approval

of funds for ministers’

new vehicles

by Saman Indrajith

The Public Finance Committee (PFC) has decided to withhold its approval for financial allocations for purchasing new vehicles for ministers, Committee’s chairman TNA MP MA Sumanthiran told Parliament on Tuesday.

While tabling the committee’s performance report, the MP said that the committee had requested the Director General of National Budget Department to provide ...
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