Sri Lankan PM’s family did not travel to India on state funds

The Sri Lankan government said Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s family members did not travel to India on state funds.

Feb 13, 2020
Mahinda Rajpaksha receives guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

Colombo: The Sri Lankan government said Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s family members did not travel to India on state funds.

Cabinet spokesman Bandula Gunawardena told reporters that anyone can travel overseas with a Government delegation using personal funds, Colombo Gazette reported.

He said that he does not believe Rajapaksa’s family members traveled to India using Government funds.

The Minister was responding to a question raised at a media briefing today over Rajapaksa’s son and daughter-in-law being part of the Government delegation to India recently.
 
He said that some delegations travel overseas on state funds while others travel on funds provided by foreign invitees.