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* Stop corruption and provide relief to people affected by drought, says Sri Lanka Opposition Leader
Wed, Aug 13, 2014, 01:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 12, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's United National Party (UNP) MP and the Opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe asked the government to provide relief to the people affected by drought.

Addressing a UNP meeting held on August 10, after opening a UNP office in Bingiriya town in Kurunegala district, the UNP leader said that the government needed to stop corruption to provide relief to people.

He further stated that this is the fourth severe drought after present government coming to power and the government had not provided adequate relief to people at any of these droughts.

According to a pali stanza quoted in the constitution, the country must have a good ruler to receive rain timely, the Opposition Leader said.

"The government has no data regarding the water resources available in the country and relief cannot be expected in this context in future also," said Wickremasinghe.

The Opposition Leader further said that the government is earning fat commissions through road construction projects although prominence must be given to water supply and irrigation.

He also accused that the politicians have destroyed reservoirs by building hotels in catchment areas and by treasure hunting.

The tanks can be saved only if they are handed over to the farmer organizations, instead of the political henchmen, the UNP leader highlighted.

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