Govt putting Rs.10 into people’s pocket and taking Rs.90 - Ravi

Govt putting Rs.10 into people’s pocket and taking Rs.90 - Ravi

November 24, 2012   05:48 pm

The government is following a system where it puts 10 rupees into the people’s pockets and takes back 90 rupees from them, charged UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake.

Even thought the government says it has raised wages of public sector employees, not even a wage hike of “5 cents” has been afforded to private sector worker, he said during the Committee Stage Debate on the 2013 Appropriation Bill in Parliament today.

He accused the government of not taking any steps to increase the wages in the private sector, despite investing 50 to 60 percent in it.

While parliamentarian A.H.M Aswar had raised a Point of Order during Karunanayake’s statement, the Speaker however rejected it and proceeded to warn MP Aswar that he will be removed from parliament if he continued to raise Point of Order unnecessarily.

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