Disgusted Businessmen complain publicly to Ranil

(July 31, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Business community who met Leader of Opposition and UNP , Ranil Wickremesinghe at ‘Shalika Inn ‘ Hall , Kegalle on 25th July , openly complained that the present Govt.’s lopsided policies and fiscal bungling have brought them to the brink of total disaster . Their entire business future and hopes are fast crumbling before their own eyes, they added.

This Govt. has failed in its entirety to promote business plans and ventures, not to mention the destruction it is wreaking on the existing businesses.

The Leader of Opposition who was evidently moved and perturbed over the country’s dismal situation blamed the Govt. for not taking any steps to stem the collapsing economy. Instead, it is only trying to conceal the factual position by using State terror to suppress the Media which exposes them and stifle the Opposition when they protest, by violence and lawless actions. The Govt. is so desperate being unable to find solutions for the people’s dire problems and day to day living which has become a people’s bitter struggle, is using despotic and oppressive measures to gag and frighten them, he bemoaned.

At the lengthy discussion, Leader of Opposition revealed UNP’s plans to revive the business activities and resuscitate the country’s economy which were well received by one and all.

While invoking special blessings on the Opposition Leader and the party, Director of Education, Ven. Deewala Mahinda Thero said, it is the UNP that has made the biggest contribution towards the country’s progress and development; Mahaweli project is one of them, he exhorted.

UNP Leader also had long discussions with eminent Lawyers who flocked to the Hall. The discussions centered on how this country can be extricated from this abysmal mess and economic impasse.

Others who participated in these discussions were SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem, UNP Organiser S.B. Dissanayake and many MPs, including Kabeer Hashim, Abdul Cader, A.D. Champika Premadasa and Ravindra Samaraweera.
- Sri Lanka Guardian