VIDEO: Govt only looking to earn, not fulfill basic needs - UNP
July 11, 2013 04:15 pm
The government is attempting to win the North Western Provincial Council election by spreading racism and with the leadership of corrupt “businessmen,” who are sending their family members to contest the polls, UNP parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.
At a time when thuggery, robbery and corruption are overflowing in the country the government is putting on a façade through the media in order to steal the public’s votes, he said.
He stated that the masses are finding it difficult to live, let alone eat three meals a day, and that the country’s economy is collapsing day-by-day. “The government is not the engaging development process according to priorities.”
While not looking to fulfill the people’s basic needs, the government is attempting to engage in projects it can earn and take commissions the most from, he told reporters in Colombo today.
The Kurunagala district MP further charged that the government has not been able to handle the international community properly and that the President is visiting countries much worse than Sri Lanka, such as Tanzania and Uganda.
He questioned what purpose do those visits serve and what economic milestones or benefits can the country reach through them.
Kariyawasam urged the public to utilize the upcoming Provincial Council election to object to the government’s corruption and other malpractices and provide it with a strong response.