"Is it a cruel joke on the already suffering people that US$ 900 million, before the usual cost escalation of at least 50 percent, is to be wasted to reclaim 234 acres of sea to build, among others, a golf course? That is exactly Rs. 500 million per acre or Rs. 3.125 million per perch just to fill the sea," he said in a statement issued yesterday.
Dr. De Silva has always pointed out that the people of this county were made to suffer as a result of the poor management of the country’s economy by a government which consistently got its priorities mixed up.