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Even China, the country that provides the largest amount of loans to Sri Lanka had charged that the Sri Lankan government was corrupt, main Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said at a seminar held on the 2014 budget at the Jathika Sevaka Sangama Headquarters today.

He said a Chinese national newspaper had highlighted that corruption in Sri Lanka, Malawi and Morocco government sectors was on the rise.   

“China is the country that generously provides funds and loans to Sri Lanka. But now they have also realised how corrupt our rulers and the government are,” he said.

He said the national debt was Rs. 1.8 trillion in 2005 after so many governments ruled the country and said the national debt has increased to Rs. 6.6 trillion under this government.

“This shows that Rs. 4.8 trillion had been additionally spent during only eight years,” he said. He said the increased Rs. 4.8 trillion was a result of corruption. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Goofy Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:37 AM

    Thanks for waking up. China too is corrupt and was reported in many newspapers.

    Goofy Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:40 AM

    We all know Sri Lanka is corrupt and it is the biggest problem faced by Sri Lanka. but no one listens to you or takes you seriously.

    Sylvia Haik Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:12 PM

    This airing of our dirty laundry in public will earn us nothing but contempt from our enemies.please, if you have any evidence of corruption please provide them to the proper authorities.

    Cindy Montrose Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:20 PM

    Sylvia Halk... You ask to provide the evidence to the proper authority. Can you please let all the Sri Lankans know who are these proper authorities are. I don't think they are there, are they Sylvia?

    Ratavasiya Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:26 PM

    There is no proper independent authority in the country to report these matters. All institutions are run by political henchmen.

    GC Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:33 PM

    So, is it not the fault of our people (if you meant it was Ranil's, whom even the JVP said is a non-corrupt person). Anyhow, we can accept what the Chinese say as they should be the ones who can know the truth of this best.

    GC Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:40 PM

    Sylvia - Will the authorities investigate or just keep a file until the moment the person goes against them? The countries having good marks in the Anti Corruption Index are those where people can criticise their authorities without fear. If everyone keeps mouths shut, hiding behind 'our dirty laundry' that laundry will become more dirty. You have acknowledged the presence of 'Dirty Laundry' and,, from what you say about him, can be as guilt as Ranil on this whereas I have no personal knowledge of corruption in the country.

    FOX Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:56 PM

    CHINA DID NOT LEND MONEY

    fazly Saturday, 14 December 2013 02:58 AM

    wake up 'Sir' people don't endorse this corrupt regime any more capitalize on this one in a life time opportunity

    Fayad Wednesday, 11 December 2013 03:36 AM

    But you need a better democratic process in your party to topple the corrupt government

    Truth be Told Tuesday, 10 December 2013 01:49 PM

    This sounds like the pot calling the kettle black!

    dots Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:00 PM

    Of course , China knows it well as they are main lender , Fox! which jungle are you from ??

    Nodrog Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:00 AM

    What does China say about the most useless opposition leader?

    g hapun Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:41 PM

    Mr. Wickremesinghe aren't you getting what you got before? You are part of the corruption equation too.

    Dammika Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:34 PM

    Then what did they do ... they even gave under the table the big bosses

    Dammika Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:35 PM

    Goofy ... probably people like you may not take serious

    Devaka Wednesday, 11 December 2013 04:48 AM

    GO BACK TO SLEEP RANIL


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