140,000 years to settle Mattala loan: Champika

22 December 2014 07:14 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


With a monthly income of Rs. 16,000 for airport, the Rajapaksa government will take 140,000 years to settle the Rs. 27 thousand million loan it has taken to build Mattala airport, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka said today.


“The Rajapaksa regime which has accused other leaders of earning money for generations has made this country indebted for eons in its bid to get an airport close to family home town. The last extinct species of man Homo erectus disappeared 143,000 years ago and the Rajapaksa family has made sure that each and every Sri Lankan is debt ridden to almost the exact number of years of the present human species, Homo Sapien has spent on this planet” he said.


“The whole country has been dragged to the deep depths of insolvency due to the whims and fancies of one family and Mattala is just one of the dozens and dozens of such fanciful projects by this family” he added addressing a group of university teachers at Solis Hotel, Pitakotte this morning.


Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Rajaratne recently said in parliament that the monthly revenue of Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is approximately Rs.16,000.

  Comments - 8

  • rays Monday, 22 December 2014 02:05 PM

    I am in aviation field working in dubai airport. From the first day of Flydubai operation from Dubai I am eager to check passenger load to HRI. Till now I did not see more than 10 pax flying there. And I checked airline is getting lot of benefit not to cancel that destination. That is the main reason still Flydubai is flying to mattala.

    Jay2 Monday, 22 December 2014 12:51 PM

    Pooh this chap seriously need to check the Malaysian model of infrastructure development.

    Laminate Monday, 22 December 2014 12:58 PM

    It it is true, it seems ruling government set the country into a deep trouble...

    mohan Monday, 22 December 2014 01:01 PM

    and who going to pay interest ? interest is more than income

    kRIS Monday, 22 December 2014 01:15 PM

    Then what about the huge running cost and maintenance cost. The newest addition is a 2 Billion Railway station in Hambantota. Probably there will be one single person getting down in last station that built with a cost of 2 Billion. Why cant they spend atleast 100 million to improve Fort railway station used by so much of commuters.

    kan Monday, 22 December 2014 01:34 PM

    Earlier Harbour, then Airport, now Railway Station, what next? What relevant politicians will do with billions pocketed as commissions in these and several other projects already completed?

    bababoo Monday, 22 December 2014 01:40 PM

    Checked on how those so called "Lion Economies" crashed. It was fine as it was oil money.

    Outsider Monday, 22 December 2014 01:47 PM

    Revenue of 16,000? I wonder how much the loss is then.

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