Vehicles of the presidential unit had been given for the use of drug racketeers during the previous regime, says UNP national organizer Daya Gamage.
He was speaking at ceremonies in Dehiattakandiya, Mahaoya and Padiyatalawa yesterday to welcome new irrigation and agriculture deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage.
Noting how politicians of the Rajapaksa regime used state vehicles for their personal use, he said such vehicles were being found from their hiding places every day now.
Top business personality and UNP National Organiser Daya Gamage told the Daily News Business that the private sector should be the engine of growth, while the government should play a catalytic role to take the business sector forward in more efficient and effective manner.
He said that the country should increase the productivity in the manufacturing sector because in the last 10 years our production cost increased drastically in most of the sectors in the country.
Therefore, Sri Lanka’s competitiveness dropped drastically due to that 36 percent of GDP exports dropping to 15 percent from 36 percent, he said.
UNP national organizer Daya Gamage this afternoon visited people of Ampara who are affected by the prevailing heavy rains and inquired into their plight.
In Kalmunai alone, houses of more than 600 families have been flooded.
Some of them are presently taking shelter in the homes of relatives.
Among those affected are several families who had lost their homes in the 2004 tsunami.