Let’s create a government that eradicates poverty instead of governments that auction poverty says the presidential candidate of the National People’s Power (NPP) and Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayake.
Speaking at the propaganda rally of the NPP held at Ampara on the 30th Comrade Anura Dissanayake said, “We are about to face an election. However, it doesn’t look like an election time. It is like Christmas season. One candidate says he would give fertilizer free for paddy cultivation when he comes to power. The other says he would give fertilizer free for all cultivations. If there are children around they would say a glass of milk would be given to all children. Where there are graduates they say they would find employment to all. If they say pregnant women they say they would giv a basket of nourishment. It is like two Santa Clauses are in the town. In the past when Ms Sirima Bandranayake said she would give rice free someone had asked how would she find all that rice? She had said she would bring it from the moon either. People had applauded such a statement too. When JR said that people were suffering from malnourishment and he would give eight pounds of cereals free people cst their vote for him. Mr Premadasa said he would give a glass of milk and a piece of papaw for dessert. Ms Chandrika Kumaratunga said bead was too expensive and she would give brad for Rs.3.50. There is no end for their promises. They always say they would give this and that. Why is that? Mothers in poor abodes do not have money to give nourishment to their daughters. Whenever someone promises a bucket of nourishment they cast their votes to him.
Both these groups throughout the last several decades auctioned the poverty, the helplessness of our people. These promises are made by the same people who have ruled the country. Rajapaksas have ruled the country for years. They could have given what they promise now when they were the rulers. Now the country is ruled by Sajith’s party. They also could have given what they promise now. Instead of a government that auctions your poverty and helplessness, let us build a government that eradicates poverty and strengthens the people.