The Mayor had got onto the tractor to attend several meetings that were held at the Vavuniya District Secretariat.
When contacted, the Mayor said that the Vavuniya Municipal Council had been assigned two vehicles for their official purposes but both vehicle are in a dilapidated condition and unable to be used but had not been sent for repairs.
However, although the relevant officials had been notified of this situation, no response had been received. Hence from yesterday he is using a tractor which is used for garbage collection to carry out his official duties, he added.
He further said that the Vavuniya Municipal Council Secretary nor the Accountant had been provided vehicles either.
He also said that the recruitment of 14 cleaning staff required by the Vavuniya Municipal Council had been stopped by the Provincial Council.