Grant relief to everybody – Sajith

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Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said he is against granting compensation to a few chosen persons who allegedly suffered political revenge.

Premadasa said it is reported that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is in the process of submitting a Cabinet Paper through the Prime Minister’s Office regarding compensation to a group of government officials who suffered political revenge and said they will never allow such a thing to be done at this moment.

“Everyone in this country has been subjected to ‘political revenge’ and the Government should rescue the people and relief should be given to the whole country,” he added.

Premadasa said this in a meeting held at the Opposition Leader’s Office, yesterday (17).

“Farmers’ crops have been damaged due to the arbitrary banning of chemical fertiliser and they have not been compensated to date,” he added.

By Nabiya Vaffoor