Electricity tariff hike premeditated: Ravi

17 April 2013 03:04 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United National Party (UNP) today said the revision of electricity prices was a premeditated move which was implemented following instructions by the IMF and the World Bank.

UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake who is currently in Washington said he would take it up with the relevant donor agencies.

He also said the government had gone back on its promise that it would not shift from providing electricity to people at a subsidised rate. This is similar to a situation where you promise someone a gift and later ask that person to pay for the gift,” he said.

“We in the UNP had already warned that this revision was going to come and our prediction came true,” he said.

He said this would suffocate the Sri Lankan population which was already being choked by the high cost of living. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • baby Wednesday, 17 April 2013 04:21 PM

    Subha aluth avuruddak wewa..!!

    Nodrog Thursday, 18 April 2013 02:00 AM

    Typical of our impotent Opposition....always so wise after the damage has been done.

    MODA SINHALAYA Thursday, 18 April 2013 09:53 AM

    The sea is waiting for people like you to jump other wise even empty railway lines are waiving at you join them.

    Road Runner Thursday, 18 April 2013 01:14 AM

    We selected this government so we have to pay for their expenditure.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Thursday, 18 April 2013 01:13 AM

    Aluth Avurudhu THEGI, from the Govt. The President, quick to send condolences to Barak, remain silent while so many of us are being openly strangulated and life ebbing away slowly gasping for breath.

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