… says people voted to elect true leaders, but they got dealers
By Saman Indrajith
Tamil Progressive Alliance leader SJB Parliamentarian Mano Ganesan recently said that people who had voted for the SLPP expecting true leaders to develop the country had instead got a bunch of dealers.
Addressing the media at the Opposition Leader’s office in Colombo, MP Ganesan said that prior to the presidential and general elections a political campaign led by Gotabaya Rajapaksa the people had been promised that the country would be run by professionals. “That was the main slogan of the Viyathmaga led by the President. Their message to people was that the country was rudderless and the public should vote for them so that the country would have true leaders. People believed in that and voted for them. Now, those who voted for the SLPP have realised that they were duped. They now know that they elected a government run by a bunch of dealers instead of leaders.
“The President goes around the country vowing tough action against corruption, fraud, exploitation of people and promising a better country. But his words are not matched with deeds. The government issues gazettes to control prices but big businesses carry on regardless. The aim of reviewing taxes should have been to increase government revenue or provide relief to people. The recent tax revisions did not help people and benefited only a bunch of businessmen dealers.”