Use money allocated for election to eradicate COVID-19 - Arjuna | Daily News


Use money allocated for election to eradicate COVID-19 - Arjuna

Former Minister and Gampaha District Parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga requests President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to use the money allocated for the General Election to eradicate the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak from the country.

Speaking to the media at Sirikotha Wednesday, Ranatunga pointed out that there is a possibility to postpone the election even after accepting nominations from the candidates.

“The country and the nation could be protected if the billions of rupees allocated for this purpose was used to avert this disease,” he said.

He also assured their support to the President for recalling the dissolved Parliament if the government has no money to spend at present. “Due to the severity of the situation, several countries have postponed their scheduled elections”, he further pointed out.

Meanwhile, Ranatunga said the oil prices in the global market has gone down at present and nearly three-fourths of the people of the country could have benefited from that if the price formula for fuel introduced by the previous government is in place today.


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