Saloon door already removed and sold

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Referring to the remark made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday that the SLPP needs a two thirds majority to replace the saloon door with a metal door in order to establish a stronger government, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, the saloon door had already been removed and sold out.

Speaking at a meeting in Thalapathpitiya, Mr. Wickremesinghe said the country had already lost export earnings to the tune of $6 billion and the economy has suffered a major setback and has no way of surviving.

“Sri Lanka has lost export earnings worth dollars six billion. Some say it is more. Curtailing imports worth $7 billion will not help revive the economy. Such steps are not going to help as industries will collapse because the importation of raw materials is also banned.

The effect of the economic downturn will be felt strongly in a further six months. IMF says the economy will not pick-up for two more years. It was said that SLPP needs a two thirds majority to replace the saloon door with a metal door to establish a stronger government.

However, I am telling you that the saloon door has already been removed and sold out,” Mr. Wickremesinghe said.

“One has to think as to how the country is to manage for the next six months. The SLPP is keeping silent about it,” he added.

“We have lost foreign assistance pledged to us. JAICA in its letter to the Sri Lankan government has said in diplomatic language that they are watchful of Sri Lanka’s economy. The indication it has made in diplomatic language is that they don’t believe that Sri Lanka’s economy will recover.

Sri Lanka has failed to gain assistance from the IMF. However, a UNP government if elected to power, will start discussions with the foreign donors within its third week in office and will secure their assistance,” he also said.(Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Anoosh Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:16 AM

    Remark was exceptional.

    Liberal One Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:48 AM

    That is the only thing he knows. Ask for help. I wonder how he would have tackled the covid situation by asking for help since his masters are in chaos while we are already back to normal.

    roobarbie Thursday, 09 July 2020 01:30 PM

    yeah now the saloon has no doors, and your former followers are voting for you with their feet. Time for you to exit the saloon you bankrobbers

    johan Thursday, 09 July 2020 01:38 PM

    No no Saloon door is given to UNP on lease

    Hishan Thursday, 09 July 2020 02:27 PM

    Mr. Bean ..... Hoo.... Hoo....

    Bean Thursday, 09 July 2020 02:29 PM

    Ranil this is your last election, mind it. What a damage you did for Sajith Aiya.

    Mohan Thursday, 09 July 2020 07:22 PM

    Ranil worse than a parasite


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