Some criticizing for the sake of criticizing - ministers
Certain Opposition politicians who are talking against the fuel price
hike are not experienced persons. They did not hold any ministerial
portfolio even when their party was in power, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)
General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said
"They are only talking against the fuel price hike. They are unable
to provide an alternative to this issue," he said.
The minister was addressing a special press briefing at the Mahaweli
Centre yesterday. Minister Sirisena said that these measure have been
taken for a better future for the country's future generations.
"A number of developed countries like America, Italy and England are
also facing problems due to inflation. As a developing country we should
have political stability. The country is witnessing rapid development at
present," the minister said. Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development
Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said fuel prices had increased in the
global market from January 3, 2012.
"The government did not increase fuel prices at that time. If the
government did not increase the price of fuel this time, the country
would have to face a serious situation," he said.
"The government had taken measures to provide relief to certain
sectors," the minister said.