Nov 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP )says that wrong policies adopted by successive governments have prevented the country from reaching the desired level of development.
JVP politburo member and Head of the National Trade Union Centre (NTUC), K.D. Lalkantha said that the criticism by his party towards successive governments is the failure to steer the country in the proper path to prosperity.
He explained that if Rs. 100 is allocated for development work, only Rs. 30 is spent for the programme while Rs. 70 is either wasted or pocketed by corrupt politicians.
"Our demand is that the government utilizes that entire Rs. 100 for the development programme it is allocated to," Lalkantha said.
"It is wrong to say that the JVP always criticizes development, it is not so. We criticize the manner in which it is done. We want proper development in order to ensure that the entire nation is benefitted and not just one area of the country or a small group of people," he observed.
Lalkantha added that the JVP does not believe in suffering and believes that everyone should be able to enjoy life.