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Govt. only harping on selling sans most important IMF proposals: Champika

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The government was harping only on selling government property, excluding the most important proposals made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday.

He told a news conference that if the government ventures were handed over to the private sector, there must be a strong regulation mechanism and some independent regulatory authorities.

The MP said the government ventures that should be closed down, amalgamated, privatized and continued under state ownership should be identified through a management auditing process.

He also said it is the responsibility of the government to educate the people about the IMF programme and added that the government must enter into discussions with all the parties, including the trade unions.

“As the IMF stresses, the government’s procurement process should be transparent, and all details should be revealed,” he said.(Ajith Siriwardana)      

  Comments - 6

  • Tharu Saturday, 01 April 2023 11:50 AM

    Talking big concepts, criticism, blame game is very easy

    gamarala Saturday, 01 April 2023 12:37 PM

    Government has gazetted antiterrorism bill in order to educate trade unions and general public as PTS is not sufficient

    Shiran Saturday, 01 April 2023 05:18 PM

    There is a simple solution , use the World Bank Procurement template. Our Politicians and Government officials do not like it, because it reduces the ability to make commissions. Simple as that.

    Tissa Fernando Sunday, 02 April 2023 05:50 AM

    What is the use of keeping these unproductive assets and spend tax money to pay salaries for the free loaders.

    Jude Sunday, 02 April 2023 08:58 AM

    Lanka's future have been Mortgage for next 50 years, with all borrowings total SL National Government Debt reached 68.9 USD Billion in September 2022

    Tissa Fernando Sunday, 02 April 2023 05:22 PM

    @Jude, what else can you do with this system and 90% freeloaders. Thanks to those in Middle East workers, those in tourism sector and hard working plantation workers, the rest of the free loaders survive. They enjoy, celebrate big matches , eat and drink and even post in YouTube videos and a lot of tax money is spent ir robbed by these free loaders too.

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