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Colombo, Jan. 26 (Daily Mirror)- President Ranil Wickremesinghe extended an invitation to all political party leaders in the Parliament to engage in discussions with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the implementation of the agreement with the IMF, the President's Media Division (PMD) said. 

Emphasizing the importance of unity in leading the country to success, he highlighted that withdrawing from the agreement would jeopardize the trust in Sri Lanka's economy.

The President stressed that the nation's economy suffered due to the politics of promises, emphasizing the need for all political parties to formulate comprehensive plans for the country's development when gearing up for an election.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe made these remarks during the International Customs Day celebrations at the Colombo Customs Headquarters this morning.  

The President expressed gratitude to all members of the Customs Department for their contributions to the customs revenue in 2023. Highlighting customs tax, VAT and income tax as the three primary sources of income globally, the President stressed the importance of enhancing the efficiency of the customs service to boost the country's revenue. He further noted that upcoming government legislation and modernization initiatives will overhaul all public revenue-generating institutions.


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  • President Not Leading By Example Friday, 26 January 2024 04:46 PM

    Most countries account for the loans taken for countries development. But in SL, loans are corruptly taken by politicians for personal use for their lavish lifestyle. You, as a President should lead by example and stop wastage. And why aren’t you doing anything to recoup the lost monies and just taking new loans?

    lion Friday, 26 January 2024 05:06 PM

    We all get united to chase you out, Your behavior warrants to get rid of you as soon as possible before your crave for foreign trips become twice a month.

    UAli Friday, 26 January 2024 06:40 PM

    Oh! You are requesting for alternate proposals, your only and only strategy is tax the common man,brutally suppressing to even to his death, but why don’t you act to collect billions robbed from central bank of SL and punish shameless culprits, why won’t you take action to collect looted wealth of nation by rajapaksha family, why don’t you direct responsible authorities to collect back billions of bad debt from politicians and their associates , from state banks, why not attempt to collect billions of rupees from some rogue importers,

    ROSH Friday, 26 January 2024 07:16 PM

    Unelected master debating president now wants to unite when master debating each other on mile high club. Now he wants to be in gang who can bang on mile high club till he can improve the economy for last 50 years. He loves engaging

    Sambo Friday, 26 January 2024 07:18 PM

    After making all the proposals and decisions on your own no you are asking for proposals from other parties.

    History repeats itself Friday, 26 January 2024 07:29 PM

    First clean the garbage and make way for unity. People don't want to eat papadam everyday. People don't want to eat cake everyday. Ranil's padadam talk is like Mary Antonnet's cake talk and he should know what happened to her.

    Voter Friday, 26 January 2024 07:51 PM

    Don’t get caught to this fox who’s safeguarding those who bankrupted this country, instead unite in next election to chase them away…afterwards let genuine leaders negotiate with IMF

    Joshua Friday, 26 January 2024 08:35 PM

    Unity will start when you take action against the rajapakhes and their stooges who bankrupted the country. Do not even dream of getting another term . Your talk is good for imf

    Muthupara Friday, 26 January 2024 10:08 PM

    Here goes another Astrological prediction by scholar Joshua telling "do not even dream of getting another term " Tick tok by the cat and rats on takaran roof Let's see whether mine will get accepted??? or in WPB??? Usual story of safety to J brands

    Dee Friday, 26 January 2024 09:36 PM

    After we vote for the NPP/JVP into power - bye bye IMF! Our women will parade on the streets and revamp the economy! Say bye bye to Pattaya, Vegas , Brazilian tourism! What IMF?

    Neville Saturday, 27 January 2024 04:57 AM

    Is JVP not a branch/ subsidiary company of IMF?

    No shortage of alternative to Ranil Saturday, 27 January 2024 09:02 AM

    Yes, We have great men as alternative leaders to take over from Ranil. They include names like Wimalaya, Sajith, GL Peiris, Dallas, the great moralist AKD, not to forget Basil and Gota and free flowing Diana who wants to make Lanka the next Red Light area of Bombay, Golden camel Maithri!

    Kitchen door president Saturday, 27 January 2024 03:20 AM

    You are a failure Mr.President in every aspect of your professional and personal life, so could you please go away and let a capable person do the job?

    SLEx Saturday, 27 January 2024 02:58 PM

    Ah. Another person who has amnesia and has forgotten about the fuel queues and power cuts.

    ROSH Saturday, 27 January 2024 07:23 PM

    We need to come together to to getting rid of this unelected master debater

    RR Saturday, 27 January 2024 10:04 PM

    GOVT SHOULD HAVE HAD DISCUSSIONS BEFORE TAKING LOAN FROM IMF. NOT NOW

    Bernard Jayatilake Saturday, 27 January 2024 10:19 PM

    Only the signatories are responsible for the IMF deal, not other third party and there is no question of unity and it is a shameful act to involve others.

    Dan Sunday, 28 January 2024 10:12 AM

    Alternative proposals, 1. Inquire at least the corruption exposed by international media and organisations such as Panama papers / Air bus deals etc and take measures to collect these instead of taxing the entire population through inhuman taxes. 2. Instruct the tax dodging liquor producers to settle the outstanding taxes immediately 3. Instruct the mega businessmen who defaulted repayment of loans from government banks. The list is very long. Not rocket science Mr(backdoor) president.


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