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SL the first country that recovered fast after IS attack: Mangala

4 June 2019 09:50 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka was the first country in the world which was able to recover fast after an IS terror attack, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

He expressed these views to the media after concluding the meeting held with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and several ministers and officials on the current economic situation in the country at the Temple Trees yesterday.

The Minister said he would make a special statement in Parliament on Thursday on the discussion held with the opposition and the measures that the government had taken to upgrade the economy in the country.

“We will provide relief to those affected, subsequent to the terrorist attacks, including pandal makers, virindu singers, artists and even for band teams,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said there was a move by some extremists in the country to have a 'Black July' again in Sri Lanka.

“When I told this to Mr. Rajapaksa, he also agreed on the statement made by me,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 25

  • BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:07 AM

    But Rajapakse's are the architects who have created the arson attacks using their henchies after the ISIS terrorism. This is destabilize the country

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:17 AM

    What a stupid statement from Mangala. Sri Lanka will take at least 1 or even 2 years to recover economically from the attacks. In contrast, all other countries such as the UK, France or Germany had no economic losses after IS attacks.

    Ravi Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:25 AM

    Only people know how they are struggling. You stupid..

    Anura Hettiarachchi Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:35 AM

    Please stop putting your leg in the mouth...

    Mith Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:49 AM

    Your one of the politician with bit of a backbone and commonsense. Try to rescue the country from the mobs

    Sando Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:50 AM

    Who said so.......

    Mano Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:54 AM

    Hon.minister have you at least done a proper assessment into the short term and medium term costs of the incident and after shocks or just making callous remarks that will further undermine credibility once facts eventually surface.

    Sas Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:22 AM

    Sri Lanka is the only country that created an unnecessary mess after ISIS attack. What a Joker!

    Kumara Dharmarathne Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:27 AM

    Minister, Sri Lankans are really proud of our genuine security forces including Police force.

    Sunil Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:48 AM

    The fact is that none of you donkeys were able to prevent this debacle, even when details had been provided to your leaders. We cannot say that we have recovered. People will bear the scars of this needless suffering for ever for which the president and pm are responsible. Even if compensation is paid, it will be at the expense of the people of this nation, not out of your pocket. In fact Sri Lanka was the first country that could not prevent terror attacks when details had been provided in no uncertain terms. Better not open your dirty mouth about these matters again.

    SL Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:49 AM

    SL is the only country who are not legally banned ISIS ,Had the 225 1 "kalakanni" put the country first and kept everything ready ,vigilant to secure the country and it's ppl we will not have these communal chaos!

    Malik Cooray Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:50 AM

    Heavy laughter in the audience!!!

    SLcitizen Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:52 AM

    You will not recover from the next election...

    Aiyo Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:59 AM

    cock and bull story. Virtually there is nothing to recover because UNP regime has destroyed everything.

    WD Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:05 PM

    Thanks to prompt active roll taken by religious leaders like Cardinal!

    tilak Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:07 PM

    Really? Has Sri Lanka recovered?

    sharm warn Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:11 PM

    look who's talking as if he personally shouldered the pathetic incident and put his blood and sweat to maintain tranquility among the citizen. its a shame to have a person like him as a responsible minister for the government. he didn't have the guts to say wrong is wrong but he was so enthusiastic to complain the cardinal to Vatican. he doesn't know that the cardinal is working within the regulations provided by Vatican unlike his so-called government..

    joel Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:24 PM

    and became like Myanmar in no time

    Soc Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:29 PM

    SL did not n don't have an economy to recover ..

    Nimal Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:37 PM

    Wow, SL was the first country to recover fast? What a stupid irresponsible comment! So those that lost loved one’s have recovered? You should be given an award for your stupidity and the Govt’s incompetence in preventing this terrorist incident in the first place.

    Sunil Fernando Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:37 PM

    Third Gender. . .!

    cheers Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:49 PM

    Mangala know one agrees with you as you are a dead bluff lavishly spending the poor tax payers money so please resign and stay at home before people will corner you in the next election

    Ajja Tuesday, 04 June 2019 02:07 PM

    Recover in what sense?How stupid he is.The families who lost their loved once still shocked,including common mass and the countries tourism,Business gone down. political situation in doldrums.I think this guy some times go out of the track....You need Psychiatric treatment.

    MP Tuesday, 04 June 2019 03:40 PM


    sd Tuesday, 04 June 2019 03:44 PM

    Economic crisis, political crisis, what else? Real joker!

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