Govt. planning massive price hikes after polls: UNP

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The Government is currently playing a Bodhi Satva role but the public can expect massive price increases as soon as the forthcoming provincial polls are concluded, the main opposition United National Party said yesterday. UNP Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake told the media that the Government was planning huge increases in the prices of fuel and essential items. “Because it is election season, the Government wants to act like heroes of the people. When the private bus owners threaten to raise bus fares, the Government Transport Commission says ‘try and see’ – but all this will change after the elections,” he said.