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Investment Promotion Minister Dhammika Perera said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should resign as the Finance Minister and from the post of Prime Minister immediately and the political game which he is playing needs to be stopped.

His call for the Prime Minister's resignation comes two days after Wickremesinghe, as the Finance Minister, submitted a proposal to cabinet to recover tax dues owed by casino operators and to bring in legislative amendments to give effect to proposed tax increases.

Dhammika himself owns a succeful casino empire in the country.

Addressing the media today, he said the PM had halted all the projects that could bring in dollars to the country.

"From today onwards, I have decided to prepare myself for the struggle. It has been seven days since I joined the government and I saw what has been going on here," he said.

The PM has no plan for the cash flow of the country. He doesn't have a plan to feed the people in the country or a plan to bring in dollars to the country. 

"I do have an issue with his PM post. As the Finance Minister, the PM should not walk around reciting people's problems at this time. The cabinet had given approval for the ten-year multiple visa, which was taken after completing all the relevant documents a month before. It's been a month, and the project is still stagnant in the Treasury. There is a habit of the PM to stop the project because it helps to bring dollars into the country. More than 50 people have come here to get the visa after paying US$100,000, and another 300 are in the queue. If we implement that project, US$30 million would be brought into the country this month. The PM won't let the project be implemented," Minister Perera said.

From today, I will not let this kind of practice take place anymore in the country.

Therefore, I'm saying that the Finance Minister is planning for a disaster. He has no plan to resolve the current dollar crisis. All of Sri Lanka's economic challenges are linked to the current dollar crisis. The Finance Minister is planning to borrow money from friends. Therefore, he has no plan for the country's cash flow. All matters concerning dollar earnings, borrowings, bridging finance, available credit lines, and essential credit lines are postponed by him. Therefore, for these reasons, the Finance Minister should resign.

If he won't resign, I challenge him to come for an open media debate with his economists, he said.

I will not let this country to fall into disaster, Minister Perera added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

 

 


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  • Sam Wednesday, 06 July 2022 02:32 PM

    Dhammika are you really bringing in new money or black money that was sent out is coming back through your friends.

    Ram Wednesday, 06 July 2022 02:39 PM

    Is Dhammika attempting to fatten his pockets or is he really trying to bail us out. I am confused

    Dee Wednesday, 06 July 2022 02:43 PM

    Says the casino king!

    Nimal Wednesday, 06 July 2022 02:44 PM

    Looks like someone wants the PM post?

    sunil Wednesday, 06 July 2022 03:13 PM

    DP's bull shit because RW wanted to increase the casino license fee from Rs. 200 M to Rs.500M

    anil Wednesday, 06 July 2022 03:14 PM

    50 people have come here to get the visa after paying US$100,000, and another 300 are in the queue-nonsense who in their right mind will want to come to SL investing that kind of money when SL's are looking to flee the country for survival

    amal Wednesday, 06 July 2022 03:15 PM

    a man who has not paid is taxes is talking

    Shareef Wednesday, 06 July 2022 04:27 PM

    Dammika Peniya - Episode 2 Nevertheless, Ranil the Road Runner is never a winner. Toxic combination; The Dead Dollars

    Ketheesh Waran Wednesday, 06 July 2022 04:48 PM

    Is that Dhammika calls Ranil to resign as Finance Mininster or Gota asked Dhammika to ask? Can a newly appointed minister challenge a PM like this? What Ranil or Gota going to do about this? I think that Ranil is no longer the PM

    BE FAIR Wednesday, 06 July 2022 04:49 PM

    Shows the mighty rouge he is

    Heshan De Silva Wednesday, 06 July 2022 04:49 PM

    Ahhh... look who's talking. The Casino king, as he is affected by the new Casino tax. C'mon DP are you in parliament to make more money ! shame on you !

    Martin Milton Wednesday, 06 July 2022 04:57 PM

    Do not worry. Dhammika Perera WILL deliver and do an excellent job. FIRST get rid of RW as PM and Finance Minister as he is blocking every progressive move mooted by Dhammika Perera designed to improve $$ inflow into Sri Lanka. Dhammika is right RW is blocking every positive move to improve the financial status of Sri Lanka while GR is shamelessly looking on without sacking PM. MM

    Vadivelu Yogaratnam Wednesday, 06 July 2022 05:03 PM

    Everyone resign hand over to halilians to run the country, another stupid cow.

    Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 06 July 2022 05:06 PM

    His Master Voice. Why PM post go for President. Ask Master Basil.

    Siva shanker Thirunavukkarasu Wednesday, 06 July 2022 05:24 PM

    Looks like he eyeing for PM chair..

    Know All Wednesday, 06 July 2022 05:24 PM

    350 x 10000 is only $35 million - just enough for one diesel shipment. Quick fixes do not work like in casino bets.

    Bandu Wednesday, 06 July 2022 05:26 PM

    These will be wealthy gamblers - come and go to casino - launder money in between. Good for him

    Judy Pietersz Wednesday, 06 July 2022 05:40 PM

    Only interested in filling his pocket.

    Malij Wednesday, 06 July 2022 05:45 PM

    This is the man who had brought container loads of hospital junk to Sri Lanka.

    Johan Wednesday, 06 July 2022 05:56 PM

    Wolf in sheep's clothing

    Daya Wednesday, 06 July 2022 06:04 PM

    DPs master plan has started, his final aim is to become the President. He is shouting because of the proposed increase for the casino which will not affect the ordinary citizens, DP is not happy because his business will get affected. Remember, he was not paying his tax requirements around 1,000M until a day before resigning from the business to enter the Parliament. He is going to enhance his business empire through Parliament. Bringing 100' through investors visa will not help Sri Lanka.

    M Fernando Wednesday, 06 July 2022 06:09 PM

    While the people starve and die in queues, we are being treated to political theatre and empty drama of the highest order !

    Sam Wednesday, 06 July 2022 06:10 PM

    Better to go to Rawanda in Africa than coming to SL when we don't have a stable government. Dhammika show us one company that you have started on your own and made it successful . If not just don't talk nonsense. Just have a unity government with Just 20 ministers. All of you made money by having political connections . This not tine debate just F job.

    sanath Wednesday, 06 July 2022 06:13 PM

    Come on at least this Dhammika Perera has managed a successful businesses , most of the current MPs are bribe takers including Ranis he has done away with CB

    numas Wednesday, 06 July 2022 06:16 PM

    how about NAMAL baby

    Thimothy Wednesday, 06 July 2022 06:18 PM

    This is a contract of Basil. Whether RW can or cannot is a different issue. But this rogue was the main advisor for Gota, and we see the results of his advise today.

    Lanka Wednesday, 06 July 2022 06:33 PM

    "Dollar crises" brought by Rajapakshas are the ones to go. Until you get rid of Gota, the dollar crises will stay.....we understand but you?????

    Ramesh Wednesday, 06 July 2022 07:44 PM

    One back door appointee calling another backdoor appointee to resign. What a joke!

    Malij Wednesday, 06 July 2022 07:55 PM

    So this is the contract Basil has given.

    Malij Wednesday, 06 July 2022 07:58 PM

    This man is one who advocated pegging the US $ to RS. 203.00. One of the major reasons for this crisis.

    roni Thursday, 07 July 2022 07:32 AM

    This advocate cannot read a sentence in English without stuttering.Pay your taxes first. You have come thru the back door to serve Basil Narmal Myna and serve yourself. Argala boys and girls will give you justice. The World is watching.

    L.Perera Thursday, 07 July 2022 07:41 AM

    It is time for the UN to intervene in the Sri Lankan crisis.

    Langustry Thursday, 07 July 2022 07:47 AM

    One who maniac RW and one money hungry DP one power hungry GR ideal for Sri Lanka

    Langustry Thursday, 07 July 2022 07:47 AM

    One who maniac RW and one money hungry DP one power hungry GR ideal for Sri Lanka

    Langustry Thursday, 07 July 2022 07:47 AM

    One who maniac RW and one money hungry DP one power hungry GR ideal for Sri Lanka

    Gam De Silva Thursday, 07 July 2022 08:05 AM

    DP is a man with no education who was only a casino machine repair technician. He earned his money by tampering the casino machines and changing the probability to his advantage.

    Cherath Thursday, 07 July 2022 08:19 AM

    Dhammika Perera is in the cabinet to make money....for himself, not for the country, just as Tiran Alles is. Only in a corrupt filled government can these social parasites with insatiable greed get in through nominations when 100 times more talented and knowledgeable people are left to idle.

    GHT Thursday, 07 July 2022 07:56 PM

    He will give up the Prime Minister POST after installing the TAMIL EALAM within UNITED SRI LANKA. Wait a little.

    TONI Thursday, 07 July 2022 08:46 PM

    GOTA WILL NOT ASK RANIL TO RESIGN, AS RANIL IS THE ONE WHO CAME THAT PREVENTED GOTA FROM GOING HOME

    Priyanee Wijesekera Friday, 08 July 2022 04:10 AM

    Instead of asking RW to resign why can't he ask his good buddy Gota to remove Ranil ?


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