Basil Prints T-shirts Using Tourism Funds
by Ranjith Gunawardena
Sources said that the T-shirts were printed to mark the World Tourism Day which fell on September 27, 2014.
Electronic and print media were also used to promote the UPFA for the Uva Provincial Council elections to the value of Rs. 25.29 million using funds from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.
Meanwhile over 12,000 T-shirts, printed to be used by Sri Lanka at a tourism promotion event held in Russia from September 27, 2014 to October 07, 2014, have been found unused by the Tourism Development Authority.
When contacted, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said that corruption committed by Basil Rajapaksa in the local tourism industry is being investigated and the details will be presented to the Financial Crimes Investigations Division and the Bribery Commission.