The United National Party (UNP) today announced that it had begun a battle to topple this government.
“We have given repeated warnings to the government over and over again and urged for relief for the people but we will not do it again and therefore will topple the government as soon as possible,” Leader of Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe said at a May Day meeting at the UNP Head quarters, Siri Kotha today.
He therefore appealed to the several sectors including the clergy and the civil society to take to the streets.
Mr. Wickremesinghe said the EPF funds have reached zero level as a result of utilising it for unwanted purposes and by investing it in ventures which are far from being economically viable.
He said the government had only succeeded in giving relief to the companies which are newly listed in the Colombo stock exchange. He was referring to decision made by the government to exempt these companies from corporate taxes at the last year’s budget.(YP and LSP)
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