UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said the time had come for the people to decide whether they were going for a regime change or further tolerating the cost of living shocks that are being continuously aimed at them.
“The people should decide soon as it is clear that the present government does not want to mend its ways and the poorest of the poor would have to suffer more in the future, as a result of this non flexibility,” Mr. Premadasa said .
Mr. Premadasa questioned as to why the poor were deprived of benefits if the economic development which the government was talking about was a reality.
He said it was a fact that that a government in any country earned a revenue through a rational tax structure. However Mr. Premadasa said the situation in Sri Lanka was different as there was no transparency in the tax structure which is irrational.
“The government is handling the economy in a notorious way and is making a mess of it,” he said.
Mr. Premadasa also said the government had pushed the people to a point making them think that dying was a better option than living since day to day survival had become more and more difficult with the sky rocketing cost of living.
The UNP Deputy Leader said the government had sent the people to the fire from the frying pan at this holy period of Vesak where the famous quote ‘May all beings be happy and healthy’ is frequently heard. (Yohan Perera)
citizen1 Monday, 7 May 2012 04:09
Whatever. First stop messing up your party so that the people will have a viable option.
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fassey Monday, 7 May 2012 04:31
At this crucial stage we need a good opposition. So pls. support your lead and don't split your party.
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dev Monday, 7 May 2012 05:16
beloved Premadasa, pls join with Ranil and lets win the Part First... please
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Nodrog Monday, 7 May 2012 05:33
Sajith the time IS right and people will follow if there is a proper leader which unfortunately we don't have.
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Lal Suranjith Monday, 7 May 2012 06:01
all pl talk about the topic not about the party those who want to talk about party unity can pl talk to the leader
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ABDUL Monday, 7 May 2012 06:50
we need a strong opposition .please make your party stronger
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Brian Monday, 7 May 2012 11:19
Lets form a strong opposition first. It is because there is no opposition that the Govt is doing what they want.
The sooner you realize this, the better for the whole Country.
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Junta Monday, 7 May 2012 11:04
Sajith, you must be with Ranil right now as the elected leader of the opposition. We must need a strong opposition for the sake of the country!
Otherwise one family along with kudu karayas and radio station owners will take the country to the dogs.
we must not forget the dire consequences of the 18th amendment. Nobody should be in power forever. This is one of the buildings blocks of democracy!
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John Monday, 7 May 2012 12:46
UNP leader is handling his party in a notorious manner and you all are not serious in ousting him, that is why the country's economy has gone haywire. Elect a proper leader first....!!!!
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ANON69 Monday, 7 May 2012 13:31
So stop helping the Govt. buddy.
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hara Monday, 7 May 2012 15:35
No democracy in UNP , UNP leader is the leader for life how can they run a country .
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Donkey Tuesday, 8 May 2012 09:33
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