All parties should come to an agreement on IMF report – Ranil
It’s the duty of all parties in Sri Lanka to initiate a dialogue and come to an agreement on the report which the IMF is expected to release on Sri Lanka shortly,, Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today (February 16).
“The IMF according to section 4 of its mandate usually goes for a dialogue with all its member states and issues a statement on each member. A team of IMF officials visited Sri Lanka in December last year. We have received information that it will release a report next week. It is essential and the duty of all political parties to come to an agreement on it, it is our duty to initiate such an exercise. We have to think of Millennials and Genz which are the younger population. These groups will blame us if we fail in our duty,” Wickremesinghe said.
“Sri Lanka has failed to resolve it’s FOREX crisis. The dollar is expected to go up to Rs. 270 and even up to Rs. 300. The population of the poor in Sri Lanka is expected to increase by 500,000 while the middle class is expected to crash. All transactions pertaining to foreign currency are done according to the Hawala system moving away from the banking system. The total foreign debt services Sri Lanka has to settle this year is dollars 6 billion. Sri Lanka is yet to talk to any institution such as the IMF with regard to resolving the crisis” he added.
(Source: Daily Mirror – By Yohan Perera)
If you want to have a place in SL history other than the fool who could not think of any use other than storing paddy in the SL’s second international airport, or the one for 5 years could not produce any evidence of Rajapakshas stealing billions of public money even with the investigational powers and support of your powerful international supporters who want to sink Rajapaksha’s forever using you as proxy, fo get about the IMF report and do something that is really going to be useful to the people in Sri Lanka. Sit down with all the parties and form a national development plan for 10 years. Then put it to the referendum and if approved by the public make it legally binding for any party to stick to the plan and implement it. Of course it should have measures to deal with exceptional events like pandemic and sudden sky rocketing of fuel prices and other natural disasters.
What a Joke,
This Person had 5 Chances as prime Minister of our Nation.
He did nothing.
Did he ever think of a long term economic plan?
Did he succeed in the retrieving the stolen wealth stored overseas by his close political friends?
This guy has no ba**s.
Even now, he is only an un-elected member of parliament supporting the ruling marauders.
Shame on you RW.
Guess, you never had the potential.