Mayor to buy Rs. 16 mn BMWJune 15, 2012, 10:04 pm
Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil will purchase a BMW car, estimated to cost Rs. 16 million, as his official vehicle.
The City’s first citizen told The Island that currently, he was using a vehicle that had been taken on monthly lease before he was elected. The CMC paid about Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000 a month on its lease.He said that the Finance Committee had approved the purchase of an official car for the Mayor, which will benefit the CMC.
Answering critics, he said if a Cabinet minister could spend Rs. 40 to Rs. 50 million for a car, he (Muzammil)
finds nothing wrong for the Mayor to purchase an official vehicle for Rs. 16 million as he was on par with a Minister.
The Mayor of Ratnapura had placed an order for a vehicle costing Rs. 18 million, Muzammil said.
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