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Reveal Govt. stance on letter by Maha Nayake Theras: UNP

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United National Party (UNP) media spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake asked the Government to reveal its stance on the letter sent to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Maha Nayake Theras of the four Nikayas asking that casinos be banned in Sri Lanka.

“The Government is still talking about casinos despite the Maha Nayake Theras of the four Nikayas requesting for a ban on casinos and other forms of gambling in the country. We ask the government to reveal its stance on the request made by the Maha Nayake Theras,” Mr. Karunathilake said.

He told a news conference that the Government had transferred the police officers who raided the gambling den in Colombo instead of appreciating their service.

Mr. Karunathilake said the government was spending millions for car races in Colombo while ordinary people found it extremely difficult to even travel by bus or by train or make ends meet in the face of the rapidly soaring cost of living.

“Instead of giving relief to the people, the government has given relief to dogs by removing tax on dog food in the budget. The Government cannot deceive the people every day,” he said and added that signs of the Government’s collapse were clearly evident with several local government bodies losing the vote on their 2014 budget. (Ajith Siriwardana)
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  • madhawa Thursday, 12 December 2013 07:00 AM

    Mr.Gayantha, what is your stance on the Maha Nayaka's theros leeter some time back requesting Ranil to set down ???

    Santa Wednesday, 11 December 2013 01:51 PM

    Absolutely Correct

    investigator Thursday, 12 December 2013 07:41 AM

    government leaders are not buddhists,they eat meat,drink alcohol,support gambling,do all other vicious crimes.they dont care buddhists.

    Mason Wednesday, 11 December 2013 03:13 PM

    What good does it serve the UNP knowing the stance of the government on the Maha Nayakes letter. Instead of trying to hitch on to a wagon, the UNP should mobilize public opposition to thee Casinos. This is the DUTY of a TRUE opposition.

    Suicide Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:39 AM

    The problem is not the government or the oppostition...Its idiotic people who vote the wrong people to be in charge

    Hiran Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:41 AM

    UNP,
    Please do not go behind Maha Nayake Theras. Pls work hard to win elections by your own. You must know that your organisation at grassroots level is pathetic and you lose elections at household level.

    Sepala Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:51 PM

    UNP: why don't you go on a sabbatical since you have no takers.

    Fayad Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:17 AM

    Should ban the existing casino alone with the race by race betting centres.

    super Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:22 AM

    yes. unp- useless in national politics


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