The vehicle has been rented from Rajagiriya Tours and Transport Pvt. Ltd. owned by Nishantha Basnayake.
It is said that an agreement has been signed between the relevant company and the Ministry of Labour to pay this rent and that the ministry has already made a payment after receiving the invoice for the time period from Sep. 01 - Sep. 30, 2020.
However, president Gotabaya Rajapaksa had recently directed ministers to use state owned vehicles rather than obtaining vehicles for rent.
However, 'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns that vehicles owned by Nishantha's company have been rented by several ministries in a similar manner.
(Source : Lankadeepa)