Crores spent on residences for ambassadors in foreign countries amidst the foreign exchange crisis
While Sri Lanka is facing a serious foreign exchange crisis, it is a serious problem that senior foreign service officers who are representing Sri Lanka as ambassadors in foreign countries continue to use luxury houses for their residences in those countries.
It is said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has even issued circulars to go for low-priced houses when getting new houses for the houses that are expiring, but still the relevant officials are insisting on giving high-priced top-class quarters.
In some countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has to spend an amount of Rs.50-70lakh. in Sri Lanka currency for one official for such a house. Apart from this, millions of rupees are spent on official vehicles and other expenses for each senior ambassador.
Even the embassies of the rich countries of the world choose low-cost houses or low-cost houses near the main city for their residence.
In addition to this, allegations have also been made against some foreign service officers who have been receiving fraudulent monthly bills claiming that they are entertainment expenses for many years.