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Cabinet approves to buy jeeps for police & buses for SLTB

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COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers granted approval for the procurement of 750 jeeps for Sri Lanka Police and 500 new buses for the Sri Lanka Transport Board.Jeeps for Sri Lanka Police:The Department of Government Information said that approval was granted at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers held on 16th November 2020 to purchase 750 jeeps for Sri Lanka Police including 150 jeeps for the Police Special Task Force under the Indian Line of Credit.Accordingly, bids were invited from companies recommended by the Indian Export and Import Bank and the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to the resolution furnished by the Minister of Public Security for awarding the above procurement to Mahindra and Mahindra Company of.

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