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UPFA accuses UNP of furthering interests of multinationals

The United People’s Freedom Alliance accused the United National Party government of furthering interests of multinationals by privatising water rights to allow companies to provide services to Sri Lanka.

Addressing media at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Headquarters, former minister Wimal Weerawansa said that the government moves would make people pay taxes for water, adding,

“We will cancel that Cabinet paper under a UPFA government after August 17.”

Accusing the UNP of furthering interests of multinational companies, Weerawansa said the UPFA would not allow water to be treated as a commodity.                            

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