Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist JVP says that wealth and assets accumulated by people's representatives at public expense should be given back to the people.
JVP politburo member and parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that some people's representatives have accumulated large amounts of wealth after assuming office as public representatives.
He added that most often these representatives were even unable to explain how they had accumulated such a wealth in a short period of time.
"Some people's representatives who have been engaged in ordinary jobs prior to being elected as people's representatives have managed to gather large amounts of monies in a few years after assuming office. All these assets are accumulated at the expense of the public," Dissanayake charged, adding that all such ill-gotten wealth should be given back to the people.