Sajith takes dig at PM


Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa on Tuesday (16) took a dig at Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena for presenting a Cabinet Paper to provide increased facilities to Parliamentarians, instead of providing nutritional rations to children and women at a time when malnutrition has increased rapidly.

Addressing the National People’s Assembly – Women’s Organisation activists meeting held at the Opposition Leader’s Office, Premadasa said at a time when our country is facing an economic, social, and political disaster, the Prime Minister has presented a strange Cabinet Paper and through it, it has been proposed to provide a number of facilities to MPs in the next few months.

“Various advantages and concessions were given to nominate MPs during the appointment of the successor President and these can be termed as corruption and irregularities and a Cabinet Paper has even been submitted to continue the irregularities in the form of concessions,” he added.

He further said the Cabinet Paper states that MPs were given facilities to participate in the appointment of the successor President without hindrance and that these facilities will be allowed to continue.

“Oil facilities, driving facilities, and even transportation facilities have been provided for five MPs,” he said.

He also said he is not ready for this political game and that he does not support the fakery being carried out under the pretext of building the country.

By Nabiya Vaffoor