Daily Archives: January 31, 2008
Opposition and UNP Leader Rail Wickremesinghe addressing the media in Colombo set March as the deadline for the Govt. to solve the acute sufferings of the people. He said, month of March was chosen as the Govt. had promised to win the war against the LTTE by that time.
The people are not the scapegoats for Govt.’s bungling of the economy and muddling up of the country’s stability. Neither the war is an excuse. It cannot hoodwink the masses because only 20% of the Budget was allocated for the war. Has the balance 80 % vanished into thin air? he asked, as the Govt. is raising prices of goods by the hour and imposing taxes on various false pretexts adding to their already poverty stricken state.
The Govt. cannot haphazardly bulldoze with lies and deceits over the people who are prostrated already with hardships and burdens. If the Govt. cannot solve the problems by March, the UNP will take to the streets in protest on behalf of the people, he sternly warned.