Perks to MPs, but people suffer: JVP

1 December 2016 09:13 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today charged that the government was offering perks and privileges to MPs to secure its power while suppressing the people.

JVP MP Vijitha Herath said it was unreasonable to offer perks and privileges to MPs when people who fought for their rights were attacked with teargas and water cannon.

“Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe claimed that the MPs had difficulty in meeting expenses and approved the increase of their allowances while providing them with vehicles. Doesn’t he see that the people are struggling to face the soaring cost of living?,” he asked.

Mr. Herath said the government had approved Rs. 30 million for the renovation of the residence given to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa at Wijerama Mawatha in Colombo and another Rs. 20 million had also been approved to construct a new building.  (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  Comments - 6

  • johan Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:35 PM

    We have to wait and see how many Mps will not accept thisincrement and they will spend on poor people

    Mahanama Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:51 PM

    Talk is easy. How many of them will refuse the perks.

    Upul Friday, 02 December 2016 06:43 PM

    It looks as if RW is much more corrupt than MR. The people have now fallen into the fire from the frying pan. The difference between RW and MR is one is very deceivingly does the corrupt activities while the other did openly. Unfortunately all the effects of these corruptions will become a burden to the taxpayer.

    DG Friday, 02 December 2016 07:08 PM

    PM seem to be living in a different world when he says that MPs find it difficult to meet their expenses and what did he utter when he was seeking our votes. What about the man on the road,daily earner, public

    faizal Friday, 02 December 2016 08:17 PM

    Mr. Do little via DM Android App

    Jude Friday, 02 December 2016 07:07 AM

    Now to govern next 15 to 20 years with this Collation Govt, time to time this kind of gimmicks going to happen!!!!?? My advice to you MR.Vijitha Hearth get use to it!!??


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