Government planning to sell key Govt. institutions: JVP

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) alleged yesterday that the government was planning to sell key government institutions such as SriLankan Airlines, Hambantota Port, the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Harbour, Mattala Airport, and Lanka Hospitals citing they were inefficient and loss- ridden.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said it was an utter lie to claim that they were being sold due to their inefficiency and loss-ridden state and added that it was due to the inefficiency of the economic policy of the government.

“The government should take the responsibility of making government institutions inefficient and loss making. All the government institutions such as police and divisional secretaries are inefficient. Are they going to sell them too?” he asked.

Speaking at a public seminar held at the Public Library in Colombo on “Trading, Sacrifice and ETCA”, Mr. Dissanayake said the government’s only solution to the economic crisis had been to sell and sacrifice government institutions and further expose service sector through ETCA.

He said the government should take control of fair share of key sectors such as finance, energy and electricity as our economy was considerably small and added that the government was doing the complete opposite instead.

“The government has already planned to sell Hilton Hotel, Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm and Kalpitiya islets. Plans were afoot to rent out 15,000 acres in Hambantota saying that it is for an industry,” he said.

Mr. Dissanayake said they were completely against the exposing of Information Technology (IT) field through ETCA.

“We are in a similar state with India when compared to IT sector. We do not need Indian IT experts as we have our own internationally recognised experts. I do not think the first class IT experts would come to Sri Lanka but only third class IT experts would come here and put the job security of our experts in jeopardy with their cheap labour. This would result in our experts migrating to European countries,’ he said.

He said what Government should do was not to expose our IT sector to India but to expand it which had an unlimited scope for development.

Mr. Dissanayake said the Rajapaksa faction were creating a bugbear of re-emerging of the LTTE and enacting of a Constitution which would divide the country to show their patriotism and cover up their fraud and corruption while the government was also had given prominence to the new Constitution to cover up their inability and failed economic policies. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Kaido Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:25 AM

    Privatization is the way to go. Sri Lankan Airlines was profitable and quality before it was nationalised and destroyed. Privatize as much as possible please. via DM Android App

    Leo Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:20 AM

    Why dont you try making your petty stronger without blatant meaningless comments. Selling loss making institutions is to soften the burden these have on the countries economy. If you have a better economic plan why dont you reveal it. via DM Android App

    SL Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:56 AM

    and you are planning to sell the country

    dulan Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:08 AM

    Very easy to just say government must make them efficient, if so why did JVP not make them profitable when they were Ministers in a previous government . 90% of businesses and economic activity in the World is done by private companies not government.

    ANTON Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:17 AM

    BECAUSE , PEOPLE WORKING IN GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS DOES NOT LIKE TO HEAR CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS..... CAN WE GET ANY WORK DONE ON TIME.

    Harry Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:13 PM

    Solution - Privatize the parliament so that inefficient ministers could be sacked without any compensation or pension rights.

    firdhous Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:48 PM

    Government has to sell more loss making management and own profit making properties. Whatever efforts the government make, without uprouting the corruption, no change can be expected. China is the good example of that. Uprouting corruption is the job of communal leaders and the media people including but not limited singers and film industry people.


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