Opposition trying to sabotage development activities: PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today alleged that the Opposition is trying to sabotage the government’s development activities.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe expressed this sentiment during the inauguration of Chenkaladi Badulla road development project in Padiyatalawa this morning.

“The country was facing bankruptcy by 2013. I was laughed at when I said there would be an early presidential election at that time. No fool will go for a national election before his term ends. However, this was done in 2014 by the former President. He did this because he could not face the debt problem. However, we had to increase VAT when we took over. We were criticized for it. We had two options. First to decide against increasing VAT and face a severe blow or to increase it and face criticism and yet stabilize the economy. We chose the second option and had managed to stabilize the economy" the Prime Minister said.

It has been possible to expedite development work. The Opposition has got worried about it. This is why they try to sabotage the government’s work, he alleged

At the same time he said there are more problems to be resolved. “Local currency in many countries including, Turkey, Iran, and even India are getting devalued when the dollar is strengthened. Sri Lanka too should be prepared to face a similar problem. The Opposition is trying to sabotage things in such a situation,” he added.

Minister of Highways Kabir Hashim said the Opposition is trying to sabotage the work of the government and hold protests when the development is getting on the track.

“ We are planning to begin the work of Ratnapura Highway shortly. The government will spend US$ 20 million while the Saudi Arabian government will spend US$ 60 million for the project. Over 75 percent of the work in the Matara-Hambantota Highway is being completed and over 60 percent of the Central Highway is also completed. The Opposition had got disturbed as this work is progressing fast,” the Minister said.

Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage stressed the need to build toilets to 2800 families who do not have such facilities. He said the government should and will focus on this issue as soon as possible. (Yohan Perera reporting from Padiyatalwa)

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  • Sunil Monday, 03 September 2018 06:41 AM

    If the opposition wants to sabotage development, there must by some tangible development in the first place.

    Jude Monday, 03 September 2018 07:16 AM

    PM, you cannot substantiate that claim!!! 'Coz, no significant development happening at the moment in SL !!!

    das Monday, 03 September 2018 12:20 PM

    That's because they sabotaged it☺

    Unchikun Monday, 03 September 2018 07:26 AM

    Sorry sir, I do not agree. The only real development I see is the luxury cars, salary and allowance increased to ministers and MPs. Keep it up as they are working hard.

    joshua Monday, 03 September 2018 07:47 AM

    what more can you expect from pack of rogues? You did not implement the mandate given by the people. If you had done at least part of it, most of these rogues and culprits will be behind bars.

    rew Monday, 03 September 2018 04:54 PM

    Anti corruption drive sabotaged by Yahapalanaya

    Ravi Monday, 03 September 2018 08:42 AM

    More like utter incompetence

    johan Monday, 03 September 2018 08:54 AM

    Fallen Satans have no jobs so their objective will be to paralyse all Govt.Activities.Now they want to show their Heroism when they were in power for one decade masses did not benefit at all.Only they were enjoying luxurious life.

    Wotson Monday, 03 September 2018 11:38 AM

    What development,is it the bond scam?

    Brainmaster Monday, 03 September 2018 12:05 PM

    RW is correct. Thats how it is. via DM Android App

    Rasheed Monday, 03 September 2018 03:33 PM

    They are sabotaging your private development.

    Haramanis Tuesday, 04 September 2018 03:11 PM

    How can anybody sabotage imaginary development projects?? beats the imagination...


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