Prime minister lost on cost of elections
You cannot go for elections now. The economy is getting really bad. We have to stabilise the economy. The cost of the last election was Rs.10 billion. It will cost Rs.20 billion this time. A candidate will require Rs.25 million minimum for campaigning. We have 196 candidates to be elected plus 66 additional candidates who will be on the fray. That will come to about another Rs.30-40 billion.
Daily News | May 8, 2022
Posted on: 30 June, 2022
MP Dissanayake tenders valid objection on gas pipelines contract
…Basil Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, presented a cabinet paper and handed over these constructions [to convert the Yugadhanawi Power Plant into an LNG plant] to a US company [New Fortress Energy] that was not involved in the tender process in anyway.
JVP Official Facebook Page | September 19, 2021
Posted on: 28 October, 2021
Gotabaya Rajapaksa overstates land released under MR government
We are the people who released 90% of the land
Inaugural Press Conference | October 16, 2019
Posted on: 31 October, 2019
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Gets number right but percentage wrong on release of state-owned land
Of the 71,172.56 acres of state-owned land occupied by the security forces, 63,257.48 acres were released
Divaina | March 22, 2019
Posted on: 14 June, 2019