In the society’s collapse it is hardly believable that foreigners will come to Sri Lanka by spending an unnecessary amount of money for their needs, said Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Politburo member former MP K.D. Lal Kantha, addressing a summit organised by the National People’s Power (NPP).
The former MP emphasised that the current Sri Lankan society is disturbed, saying, “Foreigners do not visit a place where the society is unstable. It is very difficult to find a medicine. They will not come. Why? Because the society of our country is disturbed. The society is messed up. The price of an egg today is not as same as yesterday. Even the shopkeeper does not remember its price. Even he remembers the price of an egg by looking at the bill.”
Lalkantha went on: “What is the price of a loaf of bread now? Rs. 300. Will foreigners come to eat bread for Rs. 300? They rather visit the Maldives for that. Why bother coming here? Do they have to come to eat an egg for Rs. 65 – 70? The charges rooms and other facilities have also risen; everything gone up; cannot continue without it. The charge of a threewheeler has gone up. So they know, that the society is unstable.”