Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today he was ready to step down as the Prime Minister if JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake could revive the economy within six months as he claims.
The Prime Minister making a special statement in Parliament on the progress of the IMF talks, said the economy which was bankrupt, cannot not be revived overnight and it would take several years to do so.
He said if MP Dissanayake is in possession of an action plan to develop the economy as he often says, he could present it to the President or if he was not ready to do so, he could present it in Parliament.
"It would be an appreciative effort if he could resolve the present crisis within six months," he said.
He said there was no country in the world which revived an economy with minus economic growth within six months and that it would be an endeavour which would deserve Guinness World Record for economy, if someone had done so. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)
The country's wish and demand is for Gota and Ranil to immediately step down. Whether Anura or anyone else who takes over succeeds or not in reviving the economy is not Ranil's business.
Serinagam Palanaimuttam Tuesday, 05 July 2022 12:18 PM
Not Anura Kumara - More than 95% of the SL people are asking you to get out as we had enough from your face!! Why you are talking about only AKD!!
BE FAIR Tuesday, 05 July 2022 12:32 PM
RW has not given a plan yet. His remarks are of sheer arrogance and sarcasm, while we suffer.
Anne Karunaratne Tuesday, 05 July 2022 02:34 PM
Handing over to AKD is from the frying pan to the fire. Hand over to a foreign country, any country, at least they will be able to develop the country in the true sense of development,after all for 74 years there has not been any development other than thieving and destruction!!
Jay Ramalingum Tuesday, 05 July 2022 02:37 PM
Its not about Anura - its about the people and party behind him who can do it. If JVP takes over I'll send my dollars to SL! We want opportunistic Ranil and failed Gota-bhaya and their clueless corrupted gang gone immediately!!
RG Tuesday, 05 July 2022 02:57 PM
We are sure AKD will do it 100 times better than RW GOTA. Pls hear the voice of public and let some one else do the job. No One will help SL until corrupted moorons in power.
TONI Tuesday, 05 July 2022 02:57 PM
NOT ONLY YOU PM, GOTA ALSO HAS TO QUIT FIRST. AFTER THAT YOU WILL SEE THE PROGRESS THE COUNTRY WILL MAKE
Bandu Tuesday, 05 July 2022 10:24 PM
How can AKD do it till you resign. As usual Rranil puts cart before the horse.
The first sentence of Ranil in this article, is farcical.
Anthony. R Tuesday, 05 July 2022 11:18 PM
A shameful Ranil, just sarcasm only. Performing the last rights for the UNP.
Andrew Silva Wednesday, 06 July 2022 06:26 AM
Every sane thinking person in our mother land knows that if you and Nandasena resigns every Sri Lankan living over seas and friendly countries will come together to build our nation again. Just remember you two are the stumbling blocks.
Blood Sucker Wednesday, 06 July 2022 07:25 AM
It's really a shame what Ranil has become-acts and talks just like any other Pohottuwa minister. If one sleeps with dogs, one gets up with a cluster of ticks!!!!
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