Sri Lanka military owes over Rs. 10 billion to the food suppliers

December 8, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Sun, Dec 8, 2013, 12:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 08, Colombo: Contractors who supplied food to Sri Lanka security forces say that they have not been paid for over a year for the food supplies.

The military owes over Rs. 10 billion to a number of leading supply contractors of the country for the food supplied, Sunday Lankadeepa newspaper reported.

The contractors point out that the Army owes over 10 billion rupees since January while Navy owes Rs. 2.5 billion since February and Air Force dues amount to Rs. one billion since March this year.

A senior officer in the financial management of the Army told the newspaper that Rs. 10 billion has been requested from the government to settle the bills.

Air Force accountant said the bills have been prepared until May and only Rs. 230 million is due for the period.