We have plundered enough: Amaraweera

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Presenting an interesting political theory, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday said voters must not topple this government as chances are minimum for corruption among UPFA members as they may have amassed ill lucre enough by now and if the UNP came to power, they would start afresh to make a killing.

 

Responding to a journalist at yesterday’s media briefing at the SLFP head office, Minister Amaraweera admitted that there may be corruption and irregularities in the UPFA government but the voters must not make it a reason to topple this regime.

 

“Yes, there may be corruption in the government. But look what will happen if you voted against this government and bring the UNP back to power. Members of the UNP like Ravi and Daya are hungry to grab power and they will start to amass money afresh. This is not good for the country. The UPFA members do not want to earn further,” he stressed.

 

He said the UPFA government’s target was to make Sri Lanka the most developed country in South Asia by 2016 and increased the food production sharply, farmers’ income and the GDP. Therefore, no one wants to replace President Mahinda Rajapaksa with another.

 

Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera said the Opposition slogan to abolish executive presidency was out dated and the priority of the people was to introduce electoral reforms.

 

“The government appointed a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to make recommendation for the national issue and constitutional reform as it has to be done through the legislature, not by the President. But the support for this exercise was not extended by the Opposition, mainly the UNP, TNA and the JVP. Therefore, it is unfair to blame the President for the failure to abolish the executive presidency,” he stressed.

 

Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. Sarath Amunugama said the sharp drop of oil prices in the global market has helped increase foreign reserves of Sri Lanka and reduce the fuel bill.

 

“The US reduced the fuel prices in the international market to revenge Russia and Venezuela. This decision, though politically motivated has helped immensely to countries like Sri Lanka. It will also affect positively to our economic performance this year,” Dr. Amunugama stressed.

 

All three ministers vowed that there will be no more defections from the government to the opposition.

 

Mohamed Muzammil of the National Freedom Front said the Global Tamil Forum, the Tamil Diaspora and the West want a regime change in Sri Lanka because President Rajapaksa is not a scarecrow of them. They want to bring to power someone who dances to their tune and bring war crime charges against President Rajapaksa.(Sandun A Jayaekera)

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  • Bala Wednesday, 26 November 2014 02:58 PM

    So it is now an open secret that the UPFA Ministers made money - no wonder the President said he has files of these rogues - but then who is the biggest rogue of them all ?

    hikZ Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:01 PM

    What a theory? current large scale 10%X3 familial plundering may be good for the country.

    pink panther Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:19 AM

    Bribery commission, Is this an info ?

    Donot worry Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:05 PM

    you will see the real result of people in Janauray 8th. so do not wprru

    Game Bayya Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:06 PM

    I voted to this government last time. Pls some shoot me.

    cheers Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:08 PM

    True JRJ Govt/ Premadasa Govt/ Chandrika Govt they all made quick bucks and all their families became rich and protected by forces and kept LTTE going so their own coffins got filled. MR defeated all those traitors effectively and efficiently which peace is paramount in our country today. Credit should be given where it deserves

    jayantha Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:11 PM

    Your statement regarding the corruption within the UPFA is well known. But the fact is that common man wants to know how much the first family and the some ministers earn during this ten year period by various means,When the new president and a new government comes into power the first thing they should do is to appoint a Presidential commission and investigate all contracts, transactions and punish the culprits according to the law.

    I Am Stying Wednesday, 26 November 2014 08:22 PM

    Why did this "Einstein" not put forward this theory in 1994? Sri Lanka would have been a GREAT country!!!

    Ryan Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:16 PM

    What he says is may have, there s no definite signal on that and media is trying to gain political advantage on that and we all know about unpers and how they steal. we are not reborn,

    HellWelcomes Wednesday, 26 November 2014 08:26 PM

    UFPA and UNP have already plundered the country. Now people should give another party a chance to plunder.

    Mudiyanse Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:17 PM

    Do you have a file?If yes where it is?

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:19 PM

    Mr. Minister do you really taking with or without shame to say that UPFA politicians have earned enough. What is limit of this enough, please tell us

    Grace Wednesday, 26 November 2014 08:49 PM

    Disaster Management Ministers revelation is disastrous to the party which he tries to protect.

    civikons Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:24 PM

    Sir, tell us frankly how much in total have plundered public money.

    D Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:27 PM

    Are you kidding me? SInce we have broken all laws already, we will not break them as often next time. Let us lead the country again?!!! Get lost!

    chandrasiri Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:02 PM

    Thank you sir for exposed your mind and will see @coming election.

    usoof Thursday, 27 November 2014 09:01 AM

    do not give the key to a politician instead change the lock

    goiyya Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:51 PM

    oh ya? Then call it a day! Bye bye

    Donkey Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:49 PM

    He appears to have learnt something at the Disaster Management Centre !!!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 26 November 2014 04:07 PM

    Oh what a baba talk, since the SLFP stomachs are filled they will not eat anymore, while if the hungry UNP comes they will commencing eating again. Nice of the Minister to publicly declare one of these cultural traits of the Sinhalese.

    nuwan Tuesday, 02 December 2014 12:04 PM

    Yes Amarare u started plundering in 2004 with the TSUNAMI and continue even today! Shame!

    JOTHIPALA Wednesday, 26 November 2014 04:08 PM

    DISASTER MANAGEMENT FOR THE LIMPING HORSE.

    Peri Wednesday, 26 November 2014 04:10 PM

    Only in Sri Lanka we can actually expect a Minister to make a comment like this openly and still get elected to parliament.


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