It's the duty all parties in Sri Lanka to initiate a dialogue and come to an agreement on the report which the IMF is expected to release on Sri Lanka shortly,, Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.
" The IMF according to section 4 of its mandate usually goes for a dialogue with all its member states and issue a statement on each member . A team of IMF officials visited Sri Lanka in December last year. We have received information that it will release a report next week. It essential and the duty of all political parties to come to an agreement on it, it is our duty to initiate such an exercise. We have to think of Millennials and Genz which are the younger population. These groups will blame us if we fail in our duty," Wickremesinghe said.
" Sri Lanka has failed to resolve it's FOREX crisis. The dollar is expected to go up to Rs. 270 and even up to Rs. 300. The population of poor in Sri Lanka is expected to increase by 500,000 while the middle class is expected to crash. All transactions pertaining to foreign currency is done according to Hawala system moving away from the banking system. The total foreign debt services Sri Lanka has to settle this year is dollars 6 billion. Sri Lanka is yet to talk to any institution such as IMF with regard to resolving the crisis" he added.(Yohan Perera)
Sam Silva Wednesday, 16 February 2022 06:17 PM
Not sure why Cabba is so afraid of IMF.
Karalasingam Sivalingam Wednesday, 16 February 2022 06:57 PM
Seek Ranils' advice to emerge with a methodology to face the FOREX crisis. This is a national issue, collaborate with all parties to come to a common concensus to mitigate this worsening financial trend.
Decentgent Wednesday, 16 February 2022 07:38 PM
Several Economists n other professionals have called on the govt to seek IMF assistance n also ask for restructuring of the debt from creditors. But the CB governor thinks otherwise. Where is he planning to print dollars or is he trying to go to our neighbouring countries with a begging bowl?
Sambo Wednesday, 16 February 2022 07:49 PM
Most of the politicians in parliament are not educated to understand the importance of such negotiations.
Ponnapala Fernando Thursday, 17 February 2022 01:59 PM
Why this man is now talking Bana now while did nothing 4 times as the PM?
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