Country heading towards anarchy: JO

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The Joint Opposition today said the country was heading towards anarchy because of the inefficient management skills of the Government.

Addressing the weekly news briefing of the JO, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman G.L. Peiris said a Petti Kade (Kiosk) had a better management than the Government.

“Sri Lanka has become a country with no Government today. No one is taking responsibility for issues and everyone keeps passing the ball,” he said.

“Health Minister blames doctors, Higher Education Minister blames students, Petroleum Minister blames the IOC and the IOC blames CPC in return. Meanwhile, the Government blames Fonterra for increased milk powder prices. This is how the Government functions,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said the Government’s famous slogan that it inherited a colossal amount of debt from the Rajapaksa Government had been proven wrong as public debt had increased by Rs. 2.8 trillion within the last two and a half years.

“The public debt was Rs. 7.4 trillion as of December 31, 2014 and it had been increased to Rs. 10.2 trillion by June 30 this year. This is due to large-scale corruption taking place in the country including the Central Bank bond controversy,” he said.

He questioned as to why the UNP or its leadership had not launched an investigation against MP Ravi Karunanayake over the charges revealed at the Bond Commission inquiry when the party had assured action against Western Provincial Councillor Randeer Rodrigo.

He said that they would contest the forthcoming election under a broad political alliance. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Dhammika Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:51 PM

    It was heading towards ANARCHY ! . But was stopped on the 08 th of January 2015 . Stop dreaming Prof .

    ahamed Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:14 AM

    No criticism found by you during previous anarchy?

    mpar Thursday, 09 November 2017 12:31 PM

    Mm, Never opened his mouth against issues in his previous tenure. Now only comes out with big mouth.

    rew Thursday, 09 November 2017 05:27 PM

    Hurray, JO will take us back to the peaceful days of - Rathupaswela, Katunayake, Welikada Masacre, Journalists Murders, Uma Oya, CJ Impeachment, Aluthgama Masacre, 18th AMENDMENT etc

    silva Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:26 AM

    yes with people like you in politics

    Sambo Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:07 AM

    That was in your time Mr. Peiris.

    Ganesh Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:47 AM

    What kind of anarchy has been honourable professor than under tyrannical Mahinda rule where you well versed educated was ? See the democratic decision of the present government regarding the SAITM issues.Why do you swoop to such low profile being one of the scholars of the country.

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:51 AM

    What has become of the Honorable Law Professor? A slave of the Rajapaksa clan who spreads lies on behalf of his masters.

    Perethaya Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:58 AM

    Wonder what you were doing during the times when you saw it was heading towards! Another greedy goon! Go retire and repent!

    Kaboos Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:01 AM

    Mr Peiris you are a deceptive person with no policy. When you were foreign minister who did your ministry?

    VT Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:11 AM

    Mr.Peirs what about another acrobatic feat. Then you will be mentally fit to talk properly.

    Nalin Thursday, 09 November 2017 12:34 PM

    This man is only a theoretician. If he was given a ministerial position in this government he would be singing hymns praising even the wrong doings. He really should have retired from everything at least two years ago.

    sam silva Thursday, 09 November 2017 02:29 PM

    Ths man is a disgrace to the educated. When he was with MR, did not utter a word about the dictatorship, family rule and looting.Can the Prof comment on the usefulness of Mattala airport, Hambantota cricket stadium, Conference centre, Magampura port and the 6 lane highways with many flyovers in Hhambantota in his next press conference?

    Nalin Abeyratne Thursday, 09 November 2017 04:14 PM

    Its a shame to hear Prof Peris speak like an uneducated bumpkin or does he think the rest of the nation is stupid.

    Shaan Thursday, 09 November 2017 06:27 PM

    In relation to the above comments, if this is what we feel about the facts that are presented on the state of affairs, WE THE PEOPLE should be ashamed of ourselves. Don't try to be a society of tribal politics. Read, listen and make your honest views. At least say that, WE AGREED WITH THE FACTS that are presented, but, ............ SHAME ON YOU!

    ceylon Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:36 PM

    you are doing it. via DM Android App


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