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
Suspect arrested in stabbing death of a Sri Lankan national in London
-- [4 hours ago]
Minister orders to remove unauthorized structures blocking flood water drainage in Colombo, suburbs
-- [4 hours ago]
Heavy rains in central highlands, sluice gates of reservoirs opened
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President seeks cooperation of all stakeholders to make Gramashakthi poverty alleviation program a reality
-- [5 hours ago]
Inaugural Great Manager Awards recognizes Sri Lanka's high performance leaders
-- [7 hours ago]
Prime Minister instructs officials to prepare for emergency flood relief
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 1.6 percent in April 2018, lowest in two years
-- [8 hours ago]
Inform power failures to 1987 promptly, refrain from touching downed lines - Ministry
UNP MP Chaminda Wijesiri to leave government
Army troops ready to be deployed in disaster situation

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.