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Concessions hampered due to stay order: Bandula

5 December 2018 01:23 am - 39     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A number of cabinet papers were to be presented yesterday (4) in order to provide concessions to the public but the process got hampered due to the stay order issued by the court, Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday.

He said a cabinet paper by the Finance Ministry to purchase paddy from farmers for a fixed price was also on the cards.“I was to present a paper seeking approval to appoint expert committees to look into providing tax concessions to investors, promoting investments and establishing 5,000 villages dedicated to exports. However, we respected the court order and prevented the cabinet from convening,” he said, adding that previous concessions including the fuel price reduction would not be reversed.

Meanwhile, Minister C.B. Ratnayake said they made plans to solve the salary issue of estate workers as well. “Because of the court order, we couldn’t get Cabinet approval,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 39

  • Honestly Wednesday, 05 December 2018 01:42 AM

    You, gang of thieves, were far too much in a hurry to show the ignorant people that your illegitimate govt is trying giving away presents at the expense of the state. Thank god you are now out.

    Mr. Wonderful Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:35 AM

    Concessions from an illegitimate government? No thanks! The only concession that we would appreciate from your government is a concession of wrongdoing and walking away from the current situation. But your egos are too large to do that!

    Roy Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:41 AM

    What concessions when the country is without foreign reserves

    Kugan Wednesday, 05 December 2018 03:02 AM

    Wow what a good kinded heart ,how they concern about the people born to serve,lift the stay order and give them the money

    Jude Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:24 AM

    "Blame it on the rain, ye ye yeh!!!??

    Push Wednesday, 05 December 2018 05:03 AM

    Please don't cheat the innocent people this way!

    HAUL THEM UP TO COURT IMMEDIATELY Wednesday, 05 December 2018 05:20 AM

    This is a court order - It is a tongue in cheek announcement being made to insult the court order - CANNOT THE COURT HAUL UP THESE INDIVIDUALS AND PUNISH THEM AS CONTEMPT OF COURT (order),

    GD Wednesday, 05 December 2018 05:30 AM

    Couldn't increase value of the rupee because of the court order?

    Econ-Mist Wednesday, 05 December 2018 05:54 AM

    What about your Rs. 2,500/- ???

    Dhammika Wednesday, 05 December 2018 06:15 AM

    BANDU dont play PANDU .

    Sodha Wednesday, 05 December 2018 06:57 AM

    Oh God. Common. How long are you guys planning to fool the poor public. Of course the sad part is that majority will anyway believe you fellows. Sri Lankan level of thinking

    Reality Check Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:48 AM

    That's why they want to keep the people pòor as long as they can.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Wednesday, 05 December 2018 06:58 AM

    Not due to the Stay Order,but due to the dumb act of appointing a purported government by President.

    rohanabey Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:04 AM

    2500 man speaking

    Unchikun Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:42 AM

    Do not worry Mr. Minister (?). We can live with Rs. 2,500 for a month without dieting.

    Ismail A Azeez Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:57 AM

    Dear Minister, people are more concerned about the country than those concessions. Just talk to some of those ordinary three-wheeler drivers to learn your economics.

    seqi Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:06 AM

    When will you reduce living costs so families can manage on SLR 4,500 month.

    nsathees Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:12 AM

    Also that USD 10 billion LNG, isn't it?

    tsameer Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:14 AM

    Finally you think we are such foolish to believe it!!!!!!!

    Ninan Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:21 AM

    No thanks... we need law and order with our respect back....

    Marikkar Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:26 AM

    This so called minister opens up his mouth to tell nothing but lies and cheating and end up with deception of the public.

    rew Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:14 AM

    bucket mouth

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:30 AM

    It is better this way rather than unauthorized people handling it.

    Vipin B Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:41 AM

    I feel Bandula is a clear misfit in this group of corrupts.

    K. C. John Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:45 PM

    Sorry. I dissent. I think Bandula G fits right in - like a hand in a well-fitting glove. He's right up there with the best of liars - Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunawardena, Dilan Perera and MR! Of course MS and Vasu are "not quite there" and GL is eccentric.

    Palli Kanda Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:41 AM

    Get lost Bandula. All this to save your God MR from impending legal cases. When did you start thinking of the ordinary people. Rot in hell.

    dulan Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:44 AM

    I was going to give every one a benz car and the court order stopped this!

    tuan Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:47 AM


    Moorthy Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:48 AM

    We don't need any concession.We need law abiding politicians not the power ugliest hungers.

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:54 AM

    Now here is a bare faced liar. Why the interim clamp on signatures ? Because you Jokers started to dispense money like there was no tomorrow, that's why. So the concessions can wait for a week.

    ram Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:56 AM

    dr.2500,what about $ appreciation promises. u said soon after u come to power bring $ in lower

    Keeraipidi Wednesday, 05 December 2018 09:00 AM

    Because of the courts the common man has to suffer, they now suggest? Anyway, they are not allowed to make official comments either per the orders!

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 05 December 2018 09:57 AM

    Don't talk bullshit man, whom are you going to fool? You could not make the 113 needed in the parliament!

    correction Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:42 AM

    MP Bandula Gunawardane. Not Minister. Stop shopping for cows.

    Sanath Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:46 AM

    The people are more smart and realize that you guys are upto all gimmicks to hoodwink and achieve your own goals.

    GH Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:54 AM

    Die hard UNPers never accept your theory, they want to sell the country to LTTE community with the help of Westerners, Diaspora, NGO etc.

    Ruwan Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:00 PM

    Concessions out of his pocket?

    Siri de Alwis Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:54 PM

    All of a sudden, you are in hurry to give concessions to the nation. Very funny.Siri

    Nimal Wednesday, 05 December 2018 03:08 PM

    Wasn't it hampered when your boss and your boss' boss violated in broad day light? Was it hampered only by the court's action?

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