Pot Hole Ahead

George Bush is at fault
I guarantee that the Mahinda Rajapakse (and perhaps Wimal Weerawansa) campaign will come up with some colourful economics arguments blaming everyone but themselves for the economic mess we are in today with inflation running almost at 15% as opposed to 1% in March 2004. George Bush is at fault
I guarantee that the Mahinda Rajapakse (and perhaps Wimal Weerawansa) campaign will come up with some colourful economics arguments blaming everyone but themselves for the economic mess we are in today with inflation running almost at 15% as opposed to 1% in March 2004. It might go like this: George Bush and the Washington consensus is behind this rise in global oil prices. There is nothing we poor Sri Lanka can do about it. Just like us, many other developing countries who are not in the good books of America are suffering.

Even though at the time of the last election we promised to get help from North Korea after kicking out the American dominated World Bank and IMF, they haven’t come to our rescue yet.

But we are hopeful.

We gave you so many subsidies
In the meantime we are giving you every conceivable benefit. We removed VAT on milk food so that you can have a decent cup of milk tea.

We don’t know why, but the prices didn’t go down.