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The Joint Opposition said today the Government was eventually compelled to go behind China for assistance to revive Sri Lanka’s economy despite their vituperative anti-Chinese campaign in the pre-election period.

National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa said anti Chinese sentiments were whipped up at that time to send the previous government home.

“The Government has realised that its so called masters won’t give a dime to them and therefore had turned towards China. The Government in the past said that Sri Lanka would become a colony of China at the rate that country is assisting us,” he told a news conference held at the N. M. Perera Centre in Borella.

He said the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had said at the end of his tour to China that the Colombo Port City would be developed as commercial hub and a land of acre 3,000 would be given to China to construct an industrial zone at Hambantota Port.

“All these project were launched by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Many alleged that the Hambantota Port was not commercially viable and there was a giant rock in the middle of it. Today, it had been proved otherwise,” he said.

The MP said these actions only prove that the government had no proper strategic plan to develop the country and said that it had announced to launch a plan after the President Maithripala Sirisena returns from G7 Summit.

“For over a year, the government had run the country without a proper plan,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • REALPATRIAT Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:38 AM

    SELF PROCLAIMED JOINT OPPOSITION BOW DOWN TO GENEVA REALITY ONCE THEY AGITATE D AGAINST. BUT THE CLOWNS WHO WENT THERE SPOILT THE SOUP. via DM Android App

    M.O.Daya Wednesday, 13 April 2016 04:58 AM

    Sutharman- you want this government to go to MR to get out of this tight situation? You have forgotten who took us to this tight situation or were blinded by the state controlled media of that time.

    Manuel Benjamin Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:11 AM

    Unlike you looted the public money when you were a Minister, our PM will never touch a red cent of others. Mind it.

    Reader Friday, 15 April 2016 04:35 PM

    Weerawansa government with MR at the Head borrowed so much money from China to do projects with no returns and put the country in a debt trap. RW went to China to get them settled by selling part of those assets by equity swap.Country suffers.

    Sutharman Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:54 PM

    Even this government can go to MR to get out this tight situation.

    Ravi Wednesday, 13 April 2016 09:47 AM

    MS and RW rawatune wale dwal watila.

    Citizen Monday, 11 April 2016 08:32 PM

    You should be happy on mess these fool bunch creating

    Madlin Monday, 11 April 2016 08:56 PM

    Wimal has a strategic plan for Sri Lanka what a joke via DM Android App

    Citizen Monday, 11 April 2016 09:25 PM

    Mr. Wima LE Your strategic plan was to obtain maximum funds to your pocket, at least this government is genuinely developing the country.

    hubert Monday, 11 April 2016 09:35 PM

    Guinness record of nonsense

    Lanka Watch Monday, 11 April 2016 10:00 PM

    We are on a good wicket as China and India will now compete with each other to give us loans and grants on a lower rate

    Hubert Wednesday, 13 April 2016 12:51 PM

    Only in Si Lanka such people are in the limelight

    passport Tuesday, 12 April 2016 03:42 AM

    Mr Wim, our PM went to China and returned using a VALID passport.

    len Tuesday, 12 April 2016 06:21 AM

    [Government bow down to corruption] just like Wimal and his former boss MR, in fact Wimal would kiss the corruptions unmentionables

    len Tuesday, 12 April 2016 06:23 AM

    Yea! right and the pigs will fly without wings keep dreaming.

    harry Wednesday, 13 April 2016 05:46 PM

    Developing 'Bull Shit'

    Premalal Wednesday, 13 April 2016 05:47 PM

    If the government bowed down to reality you would be in jail with your wife. So thank your stars that this government is impotent by incapability or purpose.

    Henry Wednesday, 13 April 2016 05:50 PM

    Looks you are in PM's pay roll

    Sharon Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:06 AM

    Lanka watch. You are a perfect match for the regime of Morons. What a dream. Wake up bro. via DM iOS App

    Manuel Benjamin Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:39 AM

    Its like you bowed down to Ranil to obtain the new passport. Ha...Ha...Ha..

    J Palitha Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:41 AM

    Weerawansa it is a hard slap to you cheek man.

    Horri Jimonis Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:53 AM

    Is Weerawansa still spending Rs. 7500/- for his each make up?


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