Video: Govt. has got its priorities mixed up - UNP

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United National Party (UNP) Kurunegala District MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today the Government’s development projects were not in keeping with the needs and priorities of the people but in keeping with its urge to earn huge commissions.

“At a time the people are struggling to survive amid the soaring cost of living and without proper health and education facilities, the UPFA Government is giving priority to development projects from which they can earn millions as commissions. Despite the burning issues faced by the people, the government has built a harbour and an airport by wasting billions of rupees while having failed to identify the basic needs of the people,” Mr. Kariyawasam said.

He said the country’s economy had collapsed because of the Government’s failed fiscal policy.

“This Government has also mismanaged Sri Lanka’s foreign policy. The President visits African countries like Tanzania and Uganda that are even at a lower level than we are. What kind of economic benefit can we derive from these countries? The Government has failed to strengthen its diplomatic relations with European countries,” Mr. Kariyawasam said.

He said people must decide wisely when they voted at the upcoming Central and North Western Provincial Council elections, which are being held at a time the people are undergoing enormous economic and other hardships.

Mr. Kariyawasam said our teachers were being forced to kneel before uneducated politicians whereas in the past it was the people who knelt before their teachers.

“Today society has deteriorated to such an extent that the teachers have to kneel before politicians who have only passed the Grade-8. There is a severe lack of morals and ethics in Sri Lanka. Today we have a society where parents, students and politicians do not respect each other,” Mr. Kariyawasamadded.
(Ajith Siriwardana)
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  Comments - 8

  • nalaka Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:09 AM

    the UNP is by default messed up

    ANTON Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:12 AM

    LIKE MAHAWALI, VICTORIA, RANTAMBA, PROJECTS ???

    Siri Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:29 AM

    Yes Mr you are extremely correct but thing is we don't have strong opposition party who can withstand with this Gov, see how many of your party members cross over to the Gov to get benafit.

    FLATWHITE Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:47 AM

    You are spot on mate. However can you spellout what are your priorities as a member of parliament and also member of the UNP.Can you let us know what is your party vision,mission and policies to take country forward not backwards like going to madawhachchi.

    sukiri Friday, 12 July 2013 04:17 AM

    first of all fix your party please.

    sukiri Friday, 12 July 2013 04:53 AM

    every one knows your funny talks,,ha ha

    sam Friday, 12 July 2013 05:27 AM

    never come a chance for UNP..It 'smay be forever

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 12 July 2013 05:39 AM

    No, they have got their priorities exactly the way they want it: commissions, commissions and commissions. That explains the mushrooming of capital intensive projects which attract large commissions instead of railway crossing gates etc which are real priority but do not attract any commissions.


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