Video: Lawlessness has repulsed investors: UNP

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The number of business enterprises investing in Sri Lanka are decreasing every year because of the unfriendly climate for investments and that is the reason why the Government is attempting to lure casino tycoons into the country, the United National Party (UNP) said today.

“The amount of investments is decreasing. Investments amounting to US$877 million in 2012 had decreased to US$850 million last year. The country has lost US$25 million in investments because of the breakdown of the law and order situation in the country. This is why the Government is attempting to attract casino tycoons,” UNP parliamentarian and Leadership Council member Lakshman Kiriella said.

He said the Government had even ignored the advice given by the Mahanayake Theras of the three Nikayas and the other religious leaders in the rush to attract casino tycoons.

“No one has ever ignored the advise of a Mahanayaka Thera. Political leaders including the kings who ruled Sri Lanka obeyed the Mahanayaka Theras. Unfortunately this Government had ignored their advice that a clause stating that ‘no casinos will be introduced under the Strategic Development Project Act’ be included in Gazette notification,” Mr. Kiriella said and added that the Government had created history by not acceding to a simple but important request made by the Mahanayake Theras and the other religious leaders. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • nate Thursday, 08 May 2014 01:26 PM

    Very true

    sss Tuesday, 06 May 2014 11:15 AM

    It is true. What JR uthumanan wahanse began in 1977 in spreading lawlessness and break up of social structure in pursuit of money by any means continues.

    ANTON Tuesday, 06 May 2014 11:33 AM

    BUT YOU SAID SOMETHING ELSE WHEN YOU WERE WITH THIS PARTY.

    Dimuthu Heendeniya Tuesday, 06 May 2014 05:18 PM

    Dont forget even UNP has a past . Sotti Upali, Nawala Nihal, Gonawala Sunil . Now its the same movie actors are different . People will decide at the correct time.

    Haraka Tuesday, 06 May 2014 05:27 PM

    Ela Kiri. via DM iPad app

    Perera Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:26 PM

    you mean that foreign underworld tugs coming OK...
    Further people know what UNP has done and therefore given mandate to UPF government to stop. Are they doing or same or vast... over to you my friend.

    dias Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:44 PM

    I think we must not obstruct Casinos or any other entertainment income. but lawlessness in the country should address quickly. another thing is deforestation,Killing of elephants. Killing of Human beings should completely stop. Country must implement the death penalty. The Law should be fair to everybody.. I am personally not against Casinos.

    king Tuesday, 06 May 2014 01:19 PM

    Even I want to invest but not doing it for the same reason.
    No law an order .. Only blue colors rule...
    Poor people suffer in generations !


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