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.