Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government accused of burdening people with taxes and using monies for racing
Mon, Dec 17, 2012, 08:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the government has burdened people with taxes and the monies collected are used to race cars.

JVP parliamentary group leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the Mahinda Rajapaksa government has presented eight budgets so far, but has failed to provide any relief to the people.

He told a news conference that the country was faced with a massive economic crisis and Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera had directed Ministry Secretaries to cut on incentive payments, bonuses and fuel allowances given to state officials in order to save money.

He added that the President who claims that all citizens are his children was giving step motherly treatment to the people while wasting millions on his own children.

According to Dissanayake, the government needs to explain how Carlton, which is the brand names of the Rajapaksas, gets its monies to buy cars for Rs. 93.3 million.

He said the double standards of the government need to be exposed.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Customs nab four attempting to smuggle gold worth Rs. 2.1 million
-- [4 hours ago]
Landless Elpitiya residents to receive title deeds on minister's birthday today
-- [4 hours ago]
Elections Commission says drafting 2017 electoral register completed, public urged to check the register
-- [5 hours ago]
Court rejects appeal to recall warrant issued against Sri Lanka's fugitive ex-diplomat
-- [5 hours ago]
Prime Minister pledges to recruit 20,000 unemployed graduates as development assistants
-- [5 hours ago]
Qatar Airways announces additional daily non-stop flights to Colombo from 1 September
-- [7 hours ago]
China's Sinosure supports LAUGFS Gas financing facility
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers accused of planning to curtail powers of Auditor General
Sri Lanka Army's annual defense seminar this year to focus on countering violent extremism
Sri Lanka government moots a tax on soft drinks based on sugar content

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.