VIDEO: Govt debt will even burden children born in 2050 – Tissa

VIDEO: Govt debt will even burden children born in 2050 – Tissa

July 30, 2013   03:52 pm

The UNP today said that the recent incidents involving the sons of Ministers clearly display the extent of the decline in the country’s law and that the “law of the jungle” is reigning over the rule of law.

They are different from what happens to normal citizens as they are not happen suddenly and are different to daily occurrences, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said.

Referring to the assault on Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka in Colombo and a group attacking and damaging the vehicles belonging to the Son of Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, he inquired whether the average person can rely on the country’s law when such events involving sons of prominent Ministers take place in main cities and a lackluster approach is adopted towards investigating them.

He alleged that the organized attack on Minister Mervyn Silva’s son in broad daylight in Colombo yesterday clearly proves that the law of the jungle has risen to the top and that the average person cannot expect assistance from anyone.  

Pointing out that this is a breakdown in the country’s law, Attanayake said: “if such things are happening to Ministers, in addition to the thousands of illegal activities taking place in the country on a daily basis, who can the people rely on?”

The UNP Parliamentarian also accused the government of curtailing funds for health care while continuing to waste money for showing off.

He claimed that the government has decided to reduce Rs 5,000 million from the funds allocated for health services in 2013, the treasurer’s circular.  Amidst all this however the government has not stopped its fake shows.

Attanayake stated that the “wastage” which is the ‘Deyata Kirula’ exhibition has not been changed one bit and that public funds are wasted of unwanted foreign tours.

He also accused the government of obtaining loans from China at high interest rates and donating that money as if its “inheritance” to Uganda and Maldives.

“These have all led to the per capita debt ratio exceeding Rs 300 000,” he said, while pointing out that even a child born in 2050 will be eligible to pay this massive debt.

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