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The Sri Lankan Government owned over 59,000 vehicles distributed among its Ministries, Departments and Government Institutions. This was revealed after Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake presented details of the vehicles to Cabinet.

Accordingly, the number of registered vehicles belonging to Ministries, Departments and Government Institutions numbers to 59,160 and a considerable number of these vehicles are still being used by the Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Parliamentarians and those who function in various positions of the former government but not functioning in such positions at present.

This matter was also taken into consideration by the Cabinet of Ministers. The Cabinet of Ministers hence decided to instruct the Secretaries to the Ministries to take necessary steps to re-acquire these vehicles being used by persons who do not hold official positions, without further delay.