JVP condemns moves to increase MPs' salaries

3 August 2018 04:32 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday criticized the government’s move to increase salaries of MPs and ministers while increasing tax on vehicles below 1000 cc mainly used by the ordinary people.

JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti told the Daily Mirror that it was surprising how the government raised money to do so when it claimed the country was in a debt trap and the economy was in crisis.

“The government is claiming that the economy is in crisis and selling state property including ports and airports to attract investors. We wonder how the government would raise funds to increase salaries if the economy is in crisis,’ he said.

He said people should also take the responsibility for electing politicians who continuously burden them. (Ajith Siriwadana)

  Comments - 15

  • lion Friday, 03 August 2018 05:45 AM

    what you can do is not to accept it.

    Chan Friday, 03 August 2018 05:52 AM

    Good point!!!!

    chris Friday, 03 August 2018 06:06 AM

    All parliamentarians including the Prez should take a 50 pc cut in salary and perks.....

    cheers Friday, 03 August 2018 06:15 AM

    I am not a JVP fan at all due to their bad past however if you push for no increases as the masses are really suffering and also to make all salaries of the ministers including the president and the PM transparent and to declare their assets I will then vote and support you

    Abaran Friday, 03 August 2018 09:25 AM

    The voters did not ask for increased salaries for MPs

    Alston Friday, 03 August 2018 06:35 AM

    You organize and disrupt every positive move of the government but appreciate this move. Stand firm on your foot.

    Ban Friday, 03 August 2018 08:11 PM

    Can you elaborate one such move by JVP that disrupt good move by Government?

    Rotelco Friday, 03 August 2018 07:37 AM

    Bring an adjournment debate to discuss this n ask for a vote . we will see who agree n not

    dulan Friday, 03 August 2018 08:19 AM

    JVP and JO etc should just say they do not accept an increase then this will die.But will they say this?

    Chris Friday, 03 August 2018 08:50 AM

    I think its high time that the people must protest against these decisions of the government.Irrespective of political affiliations all the people must get together and send a strong signal to the leaders of the country that they must honour their promises made in 2015.They must take a lesson from the Prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.

    Ganesh Friday, 03 August 2018 09:18 AM

    Why ! Do not you need any money or just oppose for the sake of opposing ? When it is finalised , it would be or it would not be accepted , is left to your polit bureau. Is not it? ?

    Chari Friday, 03 August 2018 09:21 AM

    Withdraw the 20th Amendment first.

    ND Friday, 03 August 2018 03:07 PM

    Your Anura Kumara was at this meeting when they decided to increase salaries for parliamentarians. Didn't he object to it at that time???

    nimesh Sunday, 05 August 2018 04:31 PM

    JVP just trying to score marks,,,playing to the gallary as always,,its adying party like the communist party is now

    Will Sunday, 05 August 2018 10:48 PM

    But kiriella said,Anura Kumara was there and not objected in July 17 party leaders meeting,so why now,are you going to deceive public, challenge Kiriella if he lies


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