Written by Bella Dalima
21 Nov, 2013 | 5:13 pm
[quote]The quality of life is degenerating. The Health Sector has declined. The education system is gradually becoming weaker. At present, obtaining an education in the country is like a deadly battle. Therefore, normal life in the country is unsuccessful.[/quote]
A public meeting organised by the Democratic Party took place in Ganemulla on Wednesday.
Five hundred (500) organisers of the Democratic Party for Gampaha, Subash Bopitiya and Organizer for Gampaha Asoka Jayakody arranged this public meeting.
Leader of Democratic Party, Sarath Fonseka shared these thoughts in that meeting;
“This country has not seen any form of development in the past 65 years. No matter what the rulers boast about, the economy has collapsed. The quality of life is degenerating. The health sector has declined. The education system is gradually becoming weaker. At present obtaining an education in the country is like a deadly battle. Therefore, normal life in the country is unsuccessful. We have turned into nation that struggles to make ends meet everyday. Over 95 percent of the people are depressed. Despite saying Matata Thitha, over the past seven years, 2000 taverns were opened. Over 2000 temples were closed down as these temples could not be maintained without the necessary funds. 2000 schools were shutdown.”
Kolonnawa Electorate Organiser of the Democratic Party, Susil Kindelpitiya shared these views;
“An onion which was six rupees during the time of the war, is now 26 rupees. A kilogramme of sprats is 800 rupees. Keep this in mind friends. The budget will be presented. The expenditure is 1542 billion rupees. How is the government going to cover this expenditure? Loans are being taken. At present every single person is in debt to the tune of 308,000 rupees. How will the remaining 442 billion rupees be recovered? There is only one way. That is by imposing direct and indirect taxes and levies. There is no other way for the government to recover such an exorbitant amount. The government cannot cover the expenditure by setting up casinos. The casinos, are for them to fill their own pockets.”
Deputy Leader of Democratic Party, Jayantha Ketagoda expressed these views;
“The people feel bitter when they hear about the budget. The people do not have any faith on this budget that will be presented to Parliament, which only deceives the people and does nothing. The people already know what to expect.”
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