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UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya today slammed the government for promoting costly Lamborghini car races in the midst of an unstable economic climate that had left a majority of people struggling to make ends meet.

He said that people were severely affected by the rising cost of living and the continuing economic hardship had led to suicides, murders, rape and cases of abuse that were increasing daily.

“While a section of society struggles to make a living another elite group is in a different world of Lamborghini racing cars.  They are preparing for car races in Colombo and Kandy and are closing roads in the night with sand bags and inconveniencing the people. This is unacceptable,” Mr. Jayasuriya said.

He said the Mahanayaka's had expressed their disapproval of the night races but the authorities had turned a deaf ear to their views. “The general public is ignored by those who are intoxicated with power,” he said.

He said these car races should be stopped to address more pressing issues pertaining to people’s welfare and the development of the national economy. (Olindhi Jayasundere)
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  • Dinesh Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:08 PM

    Currently UNP doesn't have the power to stop anything. Races will go on and the cost of living will rise.

    If you really want to stop the races organise a protest on the race circuit. But I doubt your 6+ leader will not give room for that.
    In fact he will be present to watch the races.

    Buddhi_Kasun Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:15 PM

    Well.. He got a point though.

    Miracle Child Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:25 PM

    what about bicycle races?

    habeeb Ur Rahuman Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:24 PM

    and the reason is you.......

    aj Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:27 PM

    Well said sir but your argument will be ignored because this is another move to increase tourism by encouraging night races.

    tony montana Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:35 PM

    You are absulutely right Sir.continuing economic hardship in the country. They are preparing for car races in Colombo and Kandy .

    Miss Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:45 PM

    I doubt the people are being inconvenienced judging from the crowd at the races last year. People love the night races and even the hotels are promoting it because it attracts a lot of foreigners. Come out of the Stone age Karu!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:56 PM

    But then the journey to be the Miracle of Asia has to be on a fast track in a racing car and cannot be undertaken in a bullock cart. The general public can be considered as casualties on either side of the road cheering the Royals on their way towards Utopia.

    Banduka Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:35 PM

    Well Said!

    hkshewa Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:51 PM

    Expenses involved in car racing is nothing when compared to the other mega scale wasteful activities,(such as DEYATA KIRULA ) promote by this Govt.

    Amila.G Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:42 PM

    If I can remember ,Good old days we used to have car races, every now and then . What ever the expenses ,ones who can afford will take part and others will enjoy. Are you going to make this Country as gloomy as your party.

    Amila.G Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:56 PM

    Nothing will stop the work of the Government, Very soon a young Sri lankan will set foot on the Moon.

    Kondebandapuchhena Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:18 PM

    you are history

    born killer Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:41 PM

    puss bike?

    sls Thursday, 22 November 2012 11:33 AM

    lamborghini is the only race car that these fellows know


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