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)