It has been reported that an inquiry was instituted against Minister of Education, Cultural, Sports, Youth Affairs and Information Technology of the Western Provincial Council Ranjith Somawansa, for hiring out his official vehicle to a rent-a-car institution.
A senior spokesman of the Western Provincial Council told our news team that statements have been recorded from a few individuals who were employed as his drivers.
When our news team contacted Ranjith Somawansa to comment on the allegation, he said that he had received information that his driver had given his official vehicle on hire to a rent-a-car company.
He also said that he dismissed the driver from service consequent to the incident.
When our news team contacted Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Isura Devapriya to comment, he confirmed that he had received information with regard to such a misappropriation.