Cabraal-missile more vicious than Agni-V: Ranil

25 April 2012 02:00 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Opposition United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday the sky-rocketing cost of living in Sri Lanka was far more destructive and forceful than the Indian missile that was launched last week.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said most people believed that the Indian-produced Agni-V missile could be a threat to neighbouring nations including China. However he said with the increase in the price of fuel, electricity, food items and transport there was nothing that was shooting higher than the cost of living in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said Central Bank Chief Ajith Nivard Cabraal was responsible for the rising prices and the downward spiral of the economy and pointed out that the government had not taken any action to rectify these issues.

“People should be more concerned about the Cabraal-missile than the Agni-missile. The people have suffered because of it and we are asking the government to increase wages,” he said adding that the rising cost of living will be the slogan for the UNP May Day rally in Jaffna.

“The rising cost of living has affected everyone irrespective of their race or religion. It’s the government duty to address these issues and while doing so to also address national issues,” Mr. Wickremesinghe said and stressed the need to protect and strengthen democracy, media freedom, and people’s rights.

He expressed these views when Electoral and District organisers were appointed at a party event at Sirikotha.

Former UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya and attorney-at-law Sujeewa Senasinghe’s were not present though their names were also called out. UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa was also not present. (Olindhi Jayasundere)

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  • ind Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:52 AM

    Yes. This is a world wide problem. Inflation or high cost of living is worse in WEST. It's good we at at this stage.

    K. C. John Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:21 AM

    If the people of this country haven't enough sense to realize what is going on in the country and they continue to believe that the present govt. is the best they can have, may the status qou prevail with Cabraal, Mervyn Silva, Dhumindha Silva, Pillayan, Karuna, White Vans etc. etc. etc.

    Govia Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:04 AM

    ask Rs 50for a Kilo of padddy and increase in prices for maize and other crops. otherweise people think Missile Ranil is blunt.

    dharmishta Wednesday, 25 April 2012 02:38 PM

    True, but it is also true that all of RW missiles have been blunt, out-of-target and short of range for 18years and many more years to come.

    Channa Wednesday, 25 April 2012 02:51 PM

    Some times a person can cause even more damage to a party than the Agni-V

    SAM_SPARROW Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:38 AM

    us dollers 134 now.. yeah you can scold ranil for that too now ...

    Anon Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:16 PM

    Ha Ha Ha Why ?. Becasue he is giving you Rs. 132 instead of 120 for your Dollar?.

    Get a life.

    korale Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:49 PM

    The best leader we have at least some hope in future !

    Jaya Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:32 PM

    Cabraal is one of the smartest people in SL politics at present. Cost of living is high in every country. Ranil what are you talking about when you can't even keep your party together. You have already used your missile and damaged the UNP

    Tom Cruse Jr Wednesday, 25 April 2012 06:07 PM

    Mr.Bean missile as UNP Dictator is more damaging than Agni-5 to all true UNPer's ........we want to know what food commodities did RW Govt that was in power for 2 years bring down.........U a Joker Mr.Bean.

    Anon Wednesday, 25 April 2012 06:34 PM

    Former UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya and attorney-at-law Sujeewa Senasinghe’s were not present though their names were also called out. UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa was also not present.

    BECAUSE THEY ARE BUNCH OF MORONS

    bash Friday, 27 April 2012 08:21 AM

    The president is responsible for appointing a silly billy as governor

    Shan Thursday, 26 April 2012 02:06 AM

    And yes..Your leadership is far more worser than anyother leader in this world. So for god sake pls keep quiet..

    Anon Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:52 PM

    So who got more likes.

    Upul Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:05 AM

    You sound like an idiot.

    Osman Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:34 AM

    Exactly... Unless Cabraal, we cannot even stand-up with our own ffet. Fortunate to have him and weaknesses of RW.


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