Litro Gas will not be privatised: Minister

24 July 2015 09:29 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In an emphatic response to UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardena, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said there was no attempt at all to privatize Litro Gas Lanka Ltd.

The minister said that rather than privatizing Litro Gas, the government in fact had reduced the price of gas and brought it down even below tendered prices, but that some bankrupt politicians were making baseless allegations to score political brownie points.

“They do not know what they are talking about or saying. They come up with these baseless allegations during election time for political gain. During the Rajapaksa regime, two officials were drawing monthly salaries of Rs.500,000 each. Our directors draw a salary of Rs.200,000 each,” he said.

The minister said he would sue Mr. Gunawardane for making unfounded allegations.

“I will send a letter of demands to him. During the Rajapaksa regime purchases were made at higher rates. None of those in the then government had the guts to raise these matters,” he said and added that the open tender procedure was followed in this instance .


  Comments - 10

  • Bippity Boppity Boo Saturday, 25 July 2015 04:06 AM

    All loss making government institutions need to be privatised. Start from Air Lanka and close Mihin Lanka. Then the rest.

    Ryan Saturday, 25 July 2015 07:17 AM

    Unbelievable voices and noise from a UNP mouth

    Sikuru Saturday, 25 July 2015 07:51 AM

    Why even reply to those UPFA liars? If you are going sue then sue him. MR increased Gas prices to sky high levels and now they are coming speaking nonsense

    Cobra Saturday, 25 July 2015 08:06 AM

    Having harped on the CB bond issue till his hands hurt and throat became hoarse Bandula is now looking for anything to pin on the new govt!

    Boxer Saturday, 25 July 2015 08:13 AM

    What happened to the Boxing Match Ravi vs Bandulla andRavi vs DoctorEach Politician says I will sue the other end result the People Pay for the Legal Fees.No one should Vote to any one .....FM takes over the country along with Anura Kumara

    Yama-Dutha Saturday, 25 July 2015 08:28 AM

    How can we believed whole sale mega robbers ?

    patriot Saturday, 25 July 2015 08:57 AM

    No worries, this one cannot, there are so many government institutions to privatise.

    Bala Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:15 AM

    May be Bandula was pumped up by the two directors who lost their big salary. But then Bandula does not know what is what - even thinking a family can live - may be just survive - on Rs.2500 pm. Just trying to get votes with any story to discredit the other side.

    mangala Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:21 AM

    Bandula is finding it difficult to COPE up with the new political culture. If we can give him Rs 2500 and ask him to stay away from politics it will do lot of good to the country.

    Father to Son Saturday, 25 July 2015 09:21 AM

    Dear Monister,Since the war began " Bandula " has many nightmares? So dont take much notice even " Wimale" has too the two most important culprits in in Sri Lanka.

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