Written by Staff Writer
15 Mar, 2019 | 8:32 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara directed a barrage of questions at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in parliament today (March 14). Looking at these questions, one can clearly notice that it caught the prime minister off guard, to a point where he even seemed to have panicked during the parliamentary debate.
However, during previous occasions where questions on the bond scam were raised in parliament, the behaviour of PM Wickremesinghe was different. On such occasions, the government MPs would start to raise a ruckus in the chambers, and the prime minister would respond sarcastically -or even mockingly some times to questions surrounding Arjuna Mahendran or the bond scam.
But for some reason – that was clearly not the case today. The only sort of response the Premier had for MP Nanayakkara, was nothing but counter accusations.
Yesterday, Yasantha Dissanayake, Head of Financial Management at SriLankan testified before the presidential commission to inquire into the irregularities at Sri Lankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka. Read more: A loss of Rs. 163 Billion to the state – the people continue to be burdened
Losses at SLA have been soaring through the roof -despite repeated promises to get this loss-making state institution back on track- its economic situation has only gone from bad to worse. At the end of the day, it is the general public who are paying for these losses.
Your tax money is being wasted by the careless decisions made by public representatives elected into office by you, the people. Taxes upon taxes are imposed on you so that your representatives in parliament can remain in office, and continue to enjoy their perks and privileges. Against such a backdrop, another corrupt decision of a high ranking public official at the CEB was revealed by trade union representatives today. Read More: Corruption at Ceylon Electricity Board exposed: “over 50% of an electricity bill is due to wastage and corruption”
Like magicians, Sri Lankan politicians have proved that they too are masters in the art of misdirection.
Watch the video below for a look at some of the statements made in recent times to divert the attention of the general public, from the real issues of the country.
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