Former leaders taking helicopter rides to Parliament –SJB

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The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) claimed that some leaders of this country and former leaders are coming to Parliament by helicopters, while there is a prevailing fuel crisis, causing civilians to stand in queues for 8,10, and 12 hours to pump petrol.

Speaking to the Media on 20 May, SJB MP Harshana Rajakaruna said, the law must be enforced even for those who caused this economic crisis.

“Due to unnecessary expenditure such as the Chinese fertiliser ship and gym sets, the country does not have money to buy essentials today. Inconvenience caused to people has increased during the last week. Petrol, diesel queues have tripled and gas queues have also tripled. We have not been able to resolve any of these issues that have arisen today,” he added.

He further emphasised that Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the newly-appointed Ministers to dedicate themselves to the people and the SJB can set an example by making that sacrifice.

Rajakaruna also said, over ten days have passed since the dark day on 9 May, but the law has not been enforced, the Government and President have failed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

By Nabiya Vaffoor