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By Indika Sri Aravinda


The United National Party is holding talks with opposition parties to seek a consensus to oppose moves by the government to increase taxes and prices of essential items, UNP Deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya told Daily mirror online.

Jayasuriya said that the UNP has begun discussions with other parties as a result of the increase in tax on essential goods. He said that while the common man is suffering, wealthy people are enjoying tax reliefs which he said was unfair by the poor people.

“Taxes have increased and the poor are suffering as a result of this and the expenditure in certain government organizations have increased but instead of seeking solutions for these issues, the government is trying to amend the constitution to facilitate a third presidency term,” he said.

The deputy leader also added that he is thankful to the leftist group in the government for opposing to amend the constitution to facilitate a third presidency term.

“As the first phase we have initiated discussions with other parties but we are willing to take to the streets with the public to oppose these actions carried out by the government,” he said. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • I Hussein Sunday, 27 June 2010 01:12 PM

    Start it. Take the public to street not only to oppose the actions carried out by this regime, oppose this regime itself. There is a big majority out there to join. 7 out of 10 say that they didn't vote for this govt.

    M.H.Sheriff Monday, 28 June 2010 05:07 AM

    This attempt must be stopped tooth & Nail by all patriotic people.

    Jan Chandra Monday, 28 June 2010 05:36 AM

    First settle your own woes before you attempt that of the country.
    A well wisher

    MaPer Monday, 28 June 2010 05:40 AM

    UNP should build a good rapport with all opposition parties - but not lose its identity - they must remember, the symbol Elephant is like a brand name.

    MK Monday, 28 June 2010 07:45 AM

    Hey Hussein, in which part of the country did you do your so called 'opinion poll'? I bet its colombo 7. Because the rest of the country supports the government.

    KD Monday, 28 June 2010 08:15 AM

    I think UNP must keep the symbol Elephant and change the colour to white.


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