The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) today urged the government to follow the example set by the Indian government to destroy the black market by demonetizing the Rs. 5,000 note.
Speaking to the media, PHU Leader MP Udaya Gammampila said demonetization would reveal the identities of those who have black money in the country. “We can see if it is with the Rajapakse’s or the Central Bank thieves,” he said.
He said the government had appointed a committee to find stolen state assets. However, despite spending large amounts of public funds travelling the world the government has not been able to find even a rupee of the funds that were stolen.
Sri Lanka had demonetized the Rs. 100 note in 1973, when Prof. N. M Perera was the Finance Minister. “This brought in a lot of funds to the reserves,” the MP said.
Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 22 November 2016 09:26 AM
First return the money that you collected from the masses and that you are alleged to have swindled from the Australian..
dinruta Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:59 AM
Modi has taken India back to 70's with this. Dr. N.M did this decades back. Do you know what India is going through now ? Indian economy was run on this money . This could have been channelled into the mainstream with different incentives. You are a bigger fool that I thought.
Sri lankan Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:21 AM
Dont always be a copier. but copy it correctly. even Indian gov make it secret until progress. but he make aware black money holders showing mask on his face. via DM iOS App
Kaboos Tuesday, 22 November 2016 01:15 PM
Gamman Pillai is a fox this could be a trick to avert such a decision
Massdeen Monday, 21 November 2016 02:37 PM
Aiyo Gammanpila we know all your black money is stacked with Rs 100 notes which you had collected
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