Ranil tells COPF to provide monthly report
UNP MP Ranil Wickremesinghe requested the Committee on Public Finance (COPF) to present a report on State debt and debt servicing to the House, at the beginning of each month.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday (10), Wickremesinghe pointed out that the House has control over Sri Lanka’s public finance.
“I have requested information on certain matters previously. However, I am yet to get that information. It is reported that Sri Lanka’s foreign reserves have slumped to below US$ 1 billion. We need the information about debts, debt servicing and foreign reserves, swaps and credit lines obtained from foreign countries separately. Therefore, I request the COPF to prepare a report on State debts and debt servicing, so we would be able to get a realistic picture about the country’s economy,” he said.
Wickremesinghe again requested the Government to hold a parliamentary debate over the upcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.
In response, Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena said Wickremesinghe is very well aware that a mid-year financial report is presented to Parliament from a long time.
“Now, are you telling us that monthly reports should be presented instead of the mid-year report? The COPF cannot report back to Parliament like that. If you want monthly reports, then some provisions have to be made in Parliament. The Opposition has the right to go for an Adjournment Debate and the ministers and Government MPs will respond to your questions. All these matters could be discussed at an Adjournment Debate,” he said.
(Source: Ceylon Today – By Methmalie Dissanayake)
Anyone listen to this ex 5 times PM?
He is a bit cluey though,
We should make him Prezzy for 2 terms (10 years).
He certainly can make a difference as long as he doesn’t ring his mate in Singapore.
This guy has no shame. Pathetic. That’s all I have to say about this senile man.
RW is not even an elected MP ! He came into prominence as the nephew of JRJ but failed miserably as a stooge of the “international community”. The bond scam and Batalanda torture chambers are his achievements ! He appointed his friend to the Central Bank to carry out the scam and allowed him to escape to Singapore !! A bit of advice – It is better to keep silent and be thought a FOOL than to open your big mouth and remove all doubt – with apologies to Abraham Lincoln.
Dr M F’do,
Disagree with you 100%.
RW is the most competent and learned politician we have in our Nation.
In fact, he is the last saviour who can release this nation from the evil clutches of the R Family and its goons and cohorts.
I disagree with you 200%. Your statement about RW is rather puerile !! I repeat, RW is NOT EVEN AN ELECTED MP. Says it all !!
“RW is the most competent and learned politician we have in our Nation.”
Of course ! Unless your brain is located in the nether region or had been auctioned for the Feminine activist fund,
before talking, you should be able to think why the SL public voted themselves back into the ” evil clutches of the R Family and its goons and cohorts” just five years V receiving Ponil’s tender, loving, competent, learned care.