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The government had not exactly done what it promised, Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) said today commenting on the fuel price reduction, JNP Leader Wimal Weerawansa told a media briefing that that those who were running the government had not kept its pledge to take away taxes on fuel though the prices were reduced.


“This regime promised to slash taxes during the elections but had failed to do so,” he said while recalling that the taxes on fuel were under heavy criticism by those who were in office today.


Mr. Weerrawansa said the fuel price reduction was a result of a temporary situation in the world.


Therefore, he said, global fuel prices reduction was a result of a tactic followed by the USA to keep price low in order to pressurize Russia. 


He said it was difficult to predict as to how long the global fuel prices stand low in such a situation.


Meanwhile, he also criticized the calls for the resignation of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris.


He said there were certain legal formalities to remove him.


“One could bring in a motion to Parliament seeking the impeachment of the Chief Justice if he is not fit to hold the post,” he said.


Weeawansa said the present government had failed to keep its promise to keep the Cabinet to 25 members by appointing 29 Cabinet Ministers, 11 State ministers and 13 Deputy Ministers.


He questioned the statement made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera who had said that the North would be demilitarized.
“Is the government going to close down military camps in the North?, he asked.  (Yohanh Perera and Sanath Desmond)




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  • rikasmmm Thursday, 22 January 2015 07:48 PM

    Why could n,t you do it While you had the power and now your only finding faults. at least they have done something which makes the people of sri lanka happy... If you cant shut Your mouth and wait just go home or we will send u home back.

    bamuna Friday, 23 January 2015 02:25 PM

    Yahapalanaya has become gavapalanaya because there are lots of gawayas in this cabinet.

    sprag Friday, 23 January 2015 02:26 PM

    Aiyoo wimaloo ready for the cid inquiry into corruption you made....

    mohamed Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:41 PM

    pls admit him in ANGODA mental hostpital keep in dark room be he willbite people as soon as

    Jak Pita Mac Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:44 PM

    Wimal you should have been the President of Sri Lanka. Unfortunate.....!

    Lenny Thursday, 22 January 2015 07:59 PM

    Before you rant and rave about others, explain how you have managed to build not one but two super luxury houses.

    ranjini Friday, 23 January 2015 09:21 AM

    s s omehow what he said was true, cos the promises are breaking day by day

    Lankan Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:43 PM

    for God sake get lost. please leave the country. via DM Android App

    dean Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:46 PM

    he is totrally out

    edward Friday, 23 January 2015 09:38 AM

    Do you know what Ronnie de Mel about cost of living. We cannot reduce the prices, what we try to do is to set good revenue to possibly face with cost of living.

    Harry Sunday, 25 January 2015 08:08 PM

    Agree with Waza... Nothing but a set of JOKERS or Criminals! Most shud rot in Hell!!

    Pachawansa Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:23 PM

    Ayyo Pachawansa, you are just a mad dog........no body cares what you say!

    SL Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:24 PM

    All I can do is just LMAO!

    Mason Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:29 PM

    There is no harm in removing the military from the North if their presence is no more required. This will only reduce the State expenses which is necessary to bring down the Cost of Living.

    senakak Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:27 PM

    I am not a huge admirer of him but he is a politician with solid principles and agree with every point what he is referring to here.

    Nimal Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:28 PM

    Deputy ministers are must as backup of any ministry,Reducing their privilege and expense is what this gov is focusing,Fuel price reduced by 30rs is amazing

    Cheers Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:29 PM

    Well said mr weerawanse highlight their false promises so far the current govt have done nothing accept looking for revenge

    Banda Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:29 PM

    Battle ended long time ago, but dogs still barks....

    srimal Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:29 PM

    Andarey !!!!

    Weerabonso Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:08 PM

    What a buffoon! Also he is so unlucky always to be on the wrong side since he was born

    Dilanr Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:31 PM

    Blah Blah Blah !

    MADUKRM22 Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:32 PM

    Aiyo !! What for the telling

    Chanaka Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:33 PM

    Wimal, What did you do first?

    nira Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:13 PM

    Wimale Wimale ....... Where is this Wimale .............? We are not closing Airports Wimale.......... Go to hell Wimale......................

    karigalan Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:18 PM

    Lemon puff kata wanna

    Waza Saturday, 24 January 2015 02:28 PM

    MR.weerawansa is a shameless man after ten years with the previous gov , he has become a "gonaa" , what did nt you dpeak of reduction in ur stupid regime.. NOW ITS TIME TO SEND THESE JOKERS HOME.

    Deli Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:26 PM

    some people hate him for obvious reasons

    rohan Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:46 PM

    Oh gosh! He has done enough damage when will he be stopped.

    suresh Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:53 PM

    This man can only see others faults not his own

    Labby Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:56 PM

    You guys were not able to do even that..

    OMG Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:04 PM

    Is this the same guy who said PALAYANG SIRISENA?

    Niyas Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:05 PM

    It is difficult to pass the benefit of the lower oil prices in the world market due to the former Gvt made fuel purchasing agreements which are at higher premium though the price is low as I know since I am a responsible officer in the cpc

    kumar Friday, 23 January 2015 04:59 PM

    Wimal ratata adaraya karana kenek.Ohuta ape acharaya.

    Nuzri Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:07 PM

    he is talking rubbish.... previous government had the oppertunity to reduce still they didnt... now when this government did the job... Wimal couldnt stay in the home..... i guess he requier more cases and warrant...

    triyon Thursday, 22 January 2015 07:15 PM

    did your government ever reduced the price ?? almost Rs30 is cut off . get a life you retard . No one gives a damn about you , the whole world knows that you are the fancy dressed clown

    Empulze Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:19 PM

    He needs to be handed over to Angoda

    Dilan Thursday, 22 January 2015 07:25 PM

    Well said

    Black Thursday, 22 January 2015 07:27 PM

    How many years ur people were in power.have you ever reduced 30%

    යහපාලන වස්සා Friday, 23 January 2015 02:02 PM

    මෙතන කොමෙන්ට් දාල තියන යහපාලනේ ගැන කඩේ යන උන්ට විරුද්ද මතවාදයක් අහන ඉන්න බැරි තරමේ පුදුම අමාරුවක් තියනවා! මෙතන කතාව කරන මනුස්සය නෙමෙයි වටින්නේ, කියන කාරණා ටික. හොදයි මේකේ ඉන්න එකෙක් හරි මට පෙන්නහල්ලා මෙතන මුසාවක් කියල තියනවනං. අතින් පයින් දන කලි අයින් කරාම මු පෙන්නලා දෙන කරුණු කරන සහතික ඇත්ත. පවුල් පාලනේ ගැන යටි ගිරියෙන් බෙරිහන් දීපු උන්ම තමයි දැන් අපුරුවට අනිත් උන්ටත් බලාකියාගෙන හැදෙන්නත් එක්ක පූර්වදර්ශෙ දීල තියෙන්නේ. මොකා කරත් වැරැද්දට වැරදි කියන්න තරං අවංක වෙයල්ලා.

    CITIZEN Friday, 23 January 2015 02:04 PM

    What he says is true. The new Government should have put him behind bars as the first thing promised!


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