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The United National Party (UNP) said today that the number of Government-sponsored opening ceremonies at the Hambantota Harbour was higher than the ships that arrived there.

UNP spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake said it was not ethical to spend huge amounts of tax payers’ money for so many worthless opening ceremonies.

“The Government is only attempting to improve its image by wasting tax payers’ money for carnivals and opening ceremonies and attempting to use these worthless ceremonies to divert the people’s attention from the mess and muddle the country is in,” he told a news conference today. (By Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Renu Monday, 23 June 2014 12:13 PM

    Very soon there will be an opening ceremony for a modern toilet complex I wonder what will this place be named

    Ajith Munaweera Monday, 23 June 2014 01:27 PM

    [quote name="Mutu"]Well said Gayantha. Hambantota is one of the least populated districts. To spend so much peoples' money on non-productive wasteful events in a place like that is very unfair to say the least.[/quote]
    Ships don't come to a port to serve the people of that locality. Don't comment about things you don't know.

    jay d Monday, 23 June 2014 01:59 PM

    right on via DM Android App

    A.F.A.Cader Monday, 23 June 2014 09:02 AM

    Better shut up. This time it can be a genuine pistol

    Mutu Monday, 23 June 2014 09:11 AM

    Well said Gayantha. Hambantota is one of the least populated districts. To spend so much peoples' money on non-productive wasteful events in a place like that is very unfair to say the least.

    Outside citizen Monday, 23 June 2014 09:39 AM

    Well said sir.

    Dee Monday, 23 June 2014 11:06 AM

    Just think about it? the common man loves it. So be it!

    ind Monday, 23 June 2014 11:14 AM

    When it come to a international shipping line, population doesn't count. Also port is not for people to travel. It's for ships.

    Ratna Monday, 23 June 2014 11:30 AM

    What UNP has done to Hambanthota ? MR has developed this city like Colombo.


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