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Though the President and the Prime Minister had said that Sri Lanka has won the hearts of the International Community, no foreign country has offered help to save Sri Lanka when it’s confronted with the economic crisis,” the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said yesterday.

It said real friends are the ones who come forward in their hour of need but no such friend had helped Sri Lanka today.

“What’s the point of a friendship if it won’t open up a country’s market for our products, workers or won’t invest in our country? Buddha said these are the friends who pretend like friends but foe in nature. They express affection, shake hand and give assurance but not willing to help those who are in dire need of help,” PHU General Secretary MP Udaya Gammanpila said.

He said the government accused them of making false statements when they highlighted economic crisis in the country. He said the Central Bank (CB) report 2016 issued by the Governor clearly indicates what they have been highlighting.

“The CB report says the GDP has decreased to US$ 3727 from US$ 3744 in 2015 and the Export revenue had been dropped to US$ 10,310 million from US$ 10,546 million in 2015. The foreign reserves had been diluted and Sri Lanka’s economy is in major crisis,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  • Wijebahu Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:24 PM

    Yes, Yes you did lots to get GSP back by giving always negative stupid comments.

    Conscience Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:49 PM

    Gammanpila = "Pora" of the century He is omniscient brainier than Albert Einstein

    karu Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:54 PM

    Why worry when we have the best FM in Asia.

    AjithZ Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:58 PM

    Agree that this government is not perfect (no government will be) and has a lot to do to meet peoples expectations. Problem with you guys such as you Wmal is you shout at everything. If a country helps, you'll find something wrong with that ie. India. If they don't, still a problem. Why don't you shut your trap for a while! May be go overseas and criticize them for a change? North Korea may be a good place to learn a lot. Please take Wimal as well.

    ceykon Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:02 PM

    all helpedonly theives in the country didnt help. via DM Android App

    Freddy Yong Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:15 PM

    Is there nothing in this Country that will shut this stupid mouth, permanently. At least, he does not bark.

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 16 May 2017 03:39 PM

    He do not know anything about trading with foreign countries but he knows all about cheating foreigners.

    OMG Tuesday, 16 May 2017 04:05 PM

    Those people who gave 100 rps to send this good for nothing to parliament, should now give another 100 rps and remove him from parliament.

    Selvyn Tuesday, 16 May 2017 04:55 PM

    I have never seem a stupid politician like him. Mirror reports that SL gets GSP. Isnt this news good enough to him via DM Android App


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