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Beggars can’t be choosers says Dr. Wijewardena

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Present animosity against China or India must be stopped, said senior economist Dr. W. A. Wijewardena, if Sri Lanka is looking to become a developed country in the next generation, an ambition which requires a series of fixes in the economy.

Presenting the bitter status of the national economy with no sugar coating, the former Central Bank Deputy Governor stressed it is imperative for Sri Lanka to explore avenues to benefit from the countries that are willing to extend assistance.

He also pointed out it is time for the island nation to consider all the countries as its economic partners and not as economic enemies.

“There is a section of population today which believes that the rest of the world is there to exploit Sri Lanka's natural resources…This has to be stopped given the present situation in Sri Lanka.

“Sri Lanka should consider itself as a beggar and everybody knows that beggars can’t be choosers,” asserted Dr. Wijewardena.

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  • Melville Wednesday, 24 March 2021 07:22 AM

    Dr. Wijewardene is quite right. Beggars can never be choosers !! The UNHRC vote has clearly shown that the racist, ignorant, and stupid present regime in the country what the world thinks about S.L. presently and it's deviant misguided policies. It is common knowledge that ' intellect ' has never been a forte of members of the present regime !!! What a parlous state has this country descended to ? Mel . 24th March, 2021 .


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