GSMB official squanders Rs 42,000 on silver spoons

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A top official at the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) had spent Rs. 42, 000 of the bureau’s money to buy six spoons, Ceylon Today reliably learns.

According to GSMB sources, the top official concerned had informed officers to purchase six brand new spoons as the spoons previously used had become worn out.

Afterwards six new spoons had been purchased for Rs 5,000 at a shopping mall in Battaramulla. But, after inspection, the top official had informed that he was not pleased with their quality and had advised his subordinates to buy another six new spoons.

Subsequently, six silver mixed spoons had been bought incurring the aforesaid amount.

By Vineetha Gamage