Sri Lanka major opposition says corruption in government burdening the public

Oct 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka major opposition United National Party (UNP) says that the government is putting the burden of its corruption on the public through measures like increasing the price of fuel.

UNP Chairman Gamini Jayawickrama Perera says plans are underway to increase the electricity bills as well.

He further said that no other government similarly increases prices just ahead of the budget.

The Chairman highlighted the need of increasing the salaries by at least Rs. 10,000 under these circumstances.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Petroleum Corporation Harry Jayewardena issuing a statement said that the price of petroleum was increased to minimize the losses.

He also pointed out that the bulk of the losses of the Sri Lanka Petroleum Corporation is still born by the government without burdening the public.

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