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Economic crisis: Bandula invites US Ambassador to meet CB Governor

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MP Bandula Gunawardana yesterday said the remarks made by US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz in Kandy on Sri Lanka’s economic crisis were erroneous and invited her to meet the Central Bank Governor to be enlightened about the country’s economic situation.

Addressing a news briefing, the MP said it appeared that certain elements had fed false information to the Ambassador on the economic situation in Sri Lanka.

“We appreciate the fact that the Ambassador took the time to pay her respects to the Tooth Relics at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. However, the remarks she expressed to the media thereafter were erroneous. She said the current political impasse had resulted in the depreciation of the rupee, decreased arrival of tourists and had intensified the economic crisis. We would like to point out that all these issues took place during the time the administration of Ranil Wickremesinghe was in charge. When Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed duties as Prime Minister, the country was already in a crisis. We predicted that this would happen. It was just a matter of time,” he said.

He said even the ministers of the Wickremesinghe Government had admitted to the depreciation of rupee while promising that they would find solutions to the issue. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  Comments - 24

  • wimal Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:49 AM

    Sri Lanka President has not taken any US CITIZENS hostage, like Trump has done by arresting the CFO of Huawei on false charges, has a bargaining chip to get a good trade deal from China. We Sri lankans are more civilized.

    Kandambi Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:08 AM

    Koheda yanne? Malle Pol type of comment. We could be civilized but now in deep economic trouble and debt. It is obvious.

    Mevan Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:52 AM

    Just a gentle reminder. Can one exist on 2500 even now.

    Diogenes Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:49 AM

    U.S.Ambassador in representing her country - a world power. This fake economist who had been appearing to be the great authority on monitoring the speed of the `downward rolling of the Rupee` seems to be representing his country - Medamulana. !

    ECON101 Thursday, 13 December 2018 04:17 PM

    This fake economist is nothing but a former Tuition Master!

    Saiboo Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:05 AM

    Monkey see Monkey do.

    Lankan Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:08 AM

    Mr 2500, who is going to care what you say? You lost your credibility long time ago

    Slay Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:10 AM

    Nobody takes you seriously. You are the on who stated that a family of 4 Can live on Rs.2500/- a month and you also stated that if you are given power you will bring the Dollar down and when you got power you cant hold the Dollar from appreciating, People consider you as a Donkey

    People stop fooling Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:13 AM

    Mr.Rs2500 fellow why not ask US President to meet you

    joshua Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:43 AM

    Ambassadors are not fools, to believe what you, MS or MR says. They are very much educated lot. RW has already briefed them in "English".

    samanthi Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:57 AM

    What have your RW done for the country with the help of these diplomats please list out the benefits received for the poor citizens, what has he done to stop the 30 years war with the help of his western friends

    Rohan Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:36 AM

    Uncle Tom,keep licking the white boots.

    DN Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:03 AM

    Drastic drop in western tourist arrivals. Thousands of hotel rooms are cancelled. Though you can't understand reason for this, any other citizen can understand it.

    Ugly Lips Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:10 AM

    Why CB Governor, you too an what so called an economist (though in 70's). You ( Mr. 2500) should explain theHon. Embassador rather than CB Governor.

    Ravi Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:55 AM

    fake economist don't try to mislead the innocent people. Any person with little knowledge of basic economics can understand that our economy has ruined by the politicians like you.

    dulan Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:04 AM

    Both the Ambassador and the Governor do not have the respect to this guy what they have for a minion

    Citizen Perera Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:04 AM

    This guy is a jack of all trades...master of non..

    Jayanath Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:04 AM

    Idiots commenting here are all bloody loosers. They thinks sudda should decide everything for us an we should live as they say. Why these faggots born in Sri Lanka ?

    Dee Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:44 AM

    Go plant some 'kurahan'!

    Unchikun Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:19 AM

    Good news for the educated. He has finally realized his capacity. I am sorry of the poor souls who purchased his novels. Or did they ever sell?

    K. C. John Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:22 AM

    Why are you inviting a foreigner from the West to interfere in Sri Lankan matters?

    Adrian Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:15 AM

    What a Fool.

    maiqbal Wednesday, 12 December 2018 03:17 PM

    Hi Madam, Do not take this guy serious........

    UNO Wednesday, 12 December 2018 03:52 PM

    Bandulla how about inviting a UNO official to to know our parliament situation and the future of democracy in this country.

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