Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday alleged that the emergency regulations imposed by Sri Lanka’s president Gotabaya Rajapaksa had not benefited the common people.
While addressing a news conference JVP MP Vijitha Herath told that the price of a kilo of sugar which was at Rs. 85, was increased to Rs. 122.
“Wholesale price of a kilo of sugar has been increased from Rs.80 to 116. The emergency regulations will only benefit the businessmen. These crooked businessmen earned approximately Rs. 600 million by selling a kilo of sugar at Rs. 240,” he said.
JVP MP further said these businessmen loyal to the Government benefited when the Government offered to purchase their stocks which were imported at a tax of 25 cents.
“The emergency regulations has only granted more benefits to the Government cronies.”