Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Presidential Commission names respondents for corrupt activities by Rakna Araksha Lanka
-- [15 minutes ago]
Former Defense Secretary, ex-Navy Commanders summoned to presidential commission of inquiry
-- [43 minutes ago]
Seminar on 'Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Netherlands' tomorrow
-- [1 hour and 6 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President leaves for Malta to attend CHOGM 2015
-- [1 hour and 59 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 20 Indian fishermen for poaching
-- [2 hours ago]
Strong commercial relationship is a win-win for both Sri Lanka and UK - British envoy
-- [2 hours ago]
LTTE 'Mahaveer Day' celebrations illegal in Sri Lanka - Police
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka has made important strides in the journey towards gender equality - UN official
Those who accomplished the November revolution can also defeat counter-revolution President
Only three LTTE detainees are eligible for rehabilitation - TNA MP

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.