SJB stages silent protest

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MPs held a silent protest in front of the Parliament Complex yesterday (29) against increase in the electricity tariff by a huge margin.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, who participated in the protest, accused the Government saying that a sinister deal is going on in the procurement of coal for the Norochcholai Power Plant.

“The Government invites us for an All-Party Government (APG) while making the lives of the public more and more difficult.

The recent electricity tariff hike is a good example of that. Why are they inviting us for an APG? Do they think that we will take part in gaining commissions from corrupt coal procurement for the Norochcholai Power Plant?” Premadasa queried.

The people are suffering beyond the limits at the moment. But this Government does not have a heart to solve the burning problems of the people. Instead, the government is engaging in corrupt deals which drag the country into further trouble, the Opposition Leader stressed.

By Methmalie Dissanayake