Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe, Secretary of the National People’s Power, said that the endangering of the country by the previous governments and the existing government, in the interest of their cronies and to maintain power, should be decisively defeated. He said this while addressing the Bandaragama Asana Sabhawa of the NPP. He further stated,
“There are several points that need to be emphasized at this Bandaragama Asana Sabhawa of the NPP. The leaders of both these political parties have been trying for a long time to introduce large projects and borrow more dollars. Projects such as highways, conference halls, international cricket grounds, Mattala Airport, Hambantota Port, and Lotus Tower were introduced with the intention of obtaining foreign loans.
In fact, loans were later taken to pay the premiums and interest on foreign loans taken earlier. We should focus on that first. Taking commissions from the loans taken and enriching oneself through fraud and corruption is the next point. As soon as the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa-led Pohottu government came to power, we saw how huge tax cuts were given to their cronies.
It was these cronies who distributed money to the people at every election and funded their election campaigns. That is why these tax cuts were given to friends. The other crime is amending the constitution as they please. We must decisively stop putting the country in danger with such actions to stay in power.
The country is broken to a point where the children are malnourished, and the people lack medicine and food. Older workers are losing their jobs. This situation must be stopped. It can be stopped and the country can be rebuilt only under an NPP government. Therefore, I request everyone to join hands with the NPP.”