MILLIONS FOR MPS, BUT ONLY A FRACTION FOR FLOOD-AFFECTED
Former parliamentarian K. D. Lalkantha says that although millions have been allocated to import luxury vehicles for parliamentarians who have not been granted ministerial posts, the government has approved only a meagre sum as relief to those affected by the recent floods.
He made this statement during a seminar held in Colombo on Tuesday, which took place in line with the cost of living, salary increments and the collapse of the government. Lalkantha is the Chairman of the National Trade Union Centre.
“Who initiated the programme under which coconut lands were blocked out and sold? It was Ranil Wickremasinghe and the lot. Such actions gave way to the current situation regarding coconuts.
“All of these changes are a result of what happened to the country’s economy after 1977. The wholesale price of every vegetable at the Dambulla market is over Rs. 100. They put up boards all over stating ‘Api Wavamu, Rata Nagamu’. But what has happened is evident today.
“They can offer ‘Prados’ to MPs who had not been given ministerial posts. They allocate millions for them, but for the flood affected, only a fraction of that amount is given,” said Lalkantha.
Courtesy: News First
It is very true that the Sri Lankan government has allocated only Rs. 25 million for the flood affected people in the North and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka.
Mean time the Sri Lankan government has allocated a large amount of money to satisfy their needs and secure their presence in the UPFA.
Mohamed Shareef Asees
It is very true that JVP tries to fish in troubbled water. They can’t do anything only lip service. Eventhough JVP is in power, natural disasters can’t be stopped. We can still remember the 1989 choas on poor.
What does this guy expect to be done? Drag us back to 1977? Turn the clock back? What’s been don done has been done.
History happens to be a teacher but we cannot go back to the past. Does this guy have any solutions to the issues? There are more more social issues facing the country than economic issues. There are sleepers of the LTT waiting for commands. There are dynamite padded bra wearing LTT lassises waiting to pull the trigger at the behest of their lords. these issues are more important than the price of coconuts.
Does the JVP have any solutions? No, they preach communal harmony which is music to the likes of Pillyan (the Onlanka blogger) and his likes (the LTT sleepers).
The Sinhala Buddhist Nation needs to get things right. The critical issues are land reform in the North and East and finding a home for the dynamite padded bra wearing lassies and their families.