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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today asked who would resolve the plight of people, when some of the ministers boycott Cabinet meetings.

Referring to the decision by Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) ministers to boycott Cabinet meetings, SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris said this was similar to the month-long strike launched by the university non-academic staff.

“The administration of the country is in ruins. Who will resolve people’s issues when ministers boycott Cabinet meetings? It was only last week the Government printed currencies worth Rs.100 Billion. This will bankrupt the country with the inflation and the cost of living rising. Amid these questions still unanswered, the government has found time to approve Rs.43 million to purchase a super luxury vehicle for a minister,” he told a news briefing.

Meanwhile, Prof. Peiris said the government was attempting to postpone the provincial council elections like it postponed the local government elections for two and a half years.

“The terms of the three PCs have expired. Three more will be dissolved at the end of this year. The government has no option but to hold the election for these councils, as it is legally bound to do so. We won’t allow the government to postpone the PC elections,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 10

  • Shan Tuesday, 10 April 2018 07:56 PM

    Without those rebels the country and its people will be better off

    Me Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:11 PM

    Sack them for not showing up for work.

    John Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:23 PM

    You are blowing trumpet to deaf elephants.

    Freddy Yong Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:15 AM

    This is by far the best opinion to permanently shut the foot-in-mouth Professori.

    Thilak Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:24 PM

    This is the most uncaring govt Sri Lanka has ever had. Feel sorry for the poor people.

    Samantha Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:28 PM

    Why don't you people pull out of the govt. Why are ministers and mps going behind them?

    Kumar Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:33 PM

    I suppose most ministers are there for themselves. They are boycotting meetings for their benefit as usual. Who in this world want to lose their big pay and perks.

    Aliya Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:39 PM

    Sri Lanka is in great need of accountability....

    pradeep Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:46 AM

    from when did Ministers start resolving peoples problems?To the best of my knowledge they only create them

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:09 AM

    Where is the problem when ministers strike? There are ministers in this country who have never been to their office. It does not matter whether a minister is present or not.

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