The water bill has been increased by 600% with effect from 1st December says Information Secretary of the JVP Vijitha Herath.
Speaking at the budget debate in Parliament yesterday (12th) Parliamentarian Herath said just as Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayaka had said in his budget speech ghosts are coming out of the budget. Finance Minister in his budget speech said his budget was so people friendly that the opposition will see ghosts when he presents it.
Ghosts are believed to be an invisible force, the budget presented by the Minister too is manipulated by such an invisible hand and ghosts come out of such a budget said Mr. Herath.
Mr. Herath revealed that the increase in the water bill would specially affect ‘Samurdhi’ recipients and pointed out the water bill of religious places, consumers who use public places and low income earners would go up by 600%.