Foreign employment minister Thalatha Athukorala following a question raised by the JVP parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi said yesterday the 23rd in the parliament that Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken a sum of Rs. 140 million from the foreign employment bureau for the president election campaign.
Apart spending to advertising campaigns the foreign employment bureau has spent a sum of 9 million to a protest walk, 3.5 million for a pooja and another 20 million for a building rent behalf of the former president the minister emphasized.
Another one million has been spent for a Poson programme organized by the Dilan Perera Foundation and another Rs. 22, 65.000 has been spent for an evaluation for the former minister for displaying cutout and banners from the foreign employment bureau.