The JVP-led National People Power (NPP) movement is accusing the new administration of the country of breaking the promises it made to the people during the election campaign within weeks of it coming to power.
The NPP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that during the campaign the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna posed as anti-imperialists.
“But now they are showing that they will play their cards according to what these foreign powers want,” he told a press conference held in Kotte yesterday.
“They were vehemently opposed to the Millennium Challenge Compact, but now they say they don’t know enough about it and have appointed a committee to study it,” he pointed out.
He said that the agreement was slated to be signed on Tuesday December 31, but the Americans “have given them enough time to study the deal. They will most likely sign it after the General Elections.”
Dissanayake also said that the government had been elected on a promise to bring down the cost of living, but as soon as the government came to power, the price of most essentials have risen.
“As a result, various Ministers are talking nonsense about alternate foods we can eat,” he said.
He pointed out that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa when he was Leader of the Opposition asked foreign governments not to purchase anything such as a Port from the former government as when he comes to power they would acquire it.
“But now although they opposed it, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he has no problem with the way China has been given the Hambantota Port,” Dissanayake added.