Joint opposition congratulates Mangala on his new role

The joint opposition today congratulated Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera on his new role.

Joint opposition Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma wished Samaraweera after raising a question in Parliament today.

Samaraweera asked for time to respond to the question, the first question put forward to him in Parliament after he was appointed Finance Minister yesterday.

Speaking later Samaraweera said that he was concerned the new shoes he needs to fit might be a difficult.

However he said he is prepared to take the challenge and an economy which was put back on track over the last two years by former Finance Minister and new Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

Samaraweera, meanwhile, said that Sri Lanka today has good foreign relations with all the countries around the world.

He said that Sri Lankan leaders today can visit any country as opposed to the barricades that were there when the former Government was in office.

The Minister said that Sri Lanka’s position in the international arena was clear last March when a majority of the countries backed Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

He said that Sri Lanka was also able to obtain the GSP Plus trade concession from the European Union (EU) as a result of the good international relations Sri Lanka has established.

The Minister said that the current Government took office in 2015 when the economy was in shambles.

However he said former Finance Minister  Ravi Karunanayake worked hard at getting the economy back on track.

“My primary objective will be to transform the treasury,” Samaraweera added.

He said the private sector should be the engine of growth to harness the full potential of the country.

The Finance Minister said that it is now time for a new wave of reforms to make Sri Lanka the hub of the Indian ocean by 2020. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. New FM of Samarweera is guy has undertake to not his personal challenges that confront with National challenges of Issues of Development and overall recovered an Economy of Sri lanka since 2015 January 8th?

    The crux of Economy issue are beyond the Political Parties agendas is concern .
    It has new challenges of shifting development planned areas that Global Economy growth from West to Eastern Hampshire by mainly focus on the Asian Region.

    Well, India and China giant nation entered into New growth sectors of overall Economy in Globally.
    The impact and effective economy of Island has deep roots of Not only Economy, but politically ,it will change model of Western Imperialist Capitalism ,Neo-Liberal Economy has been replace by Sustainability of Capitalism .

    Needless to say the Key approach of that it will served aim of National Economic Development in Island, hence an order of development and Democracy want new political vision form Sri Lankan. nationals .

    We have to have New think -tank for the development and growth of Economy and Financial order by MOF? And Central Bank?

    The result of that Nation Economy seek new Capital Market, Trading and entered into usually markets has lost former rules of Games of World trading system.
    This new progress an economic phenomenal has study by MOF and head as Minister of Finance.

    Sorry to this guy has no knowledge of ABCD of Political-Economy at all. The good that former man has removed form his position is positive step ,but replacement do not able fulfill task we want do batter.

    Current CB govern of is key barriers task of cannot be carry out that New set of policies undertaken by Sri Lankan side. First thing that we have removed current CB by promptly by MOF earliest possible time?

    For example we have to address ;theses are certain features of Economy that impact which we urgently address by MOF and Minster been appoimment recently.

    1 GSP plus of EU economy we have given priority by UNP -Neo-Liberal policies are out-dated. It want served Trading and Financial Market of ours Economic updating in New Era.
    It has lowest segment of trading served ours foreign earning is not sufficient to the growth of economy in the near future.
    We can keep that EU -Plus if they willing give without political conditions of by undermined our sovereignty of Sri lanka.

    2 We have stress that Belt of Maritime Slick Road initiated by People’s Republic of China .We want large scale trading system connected ours nation economy.
    That will assist us promoted our new ports and Port city under construction by PRC.

    3 Redress the Free Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka and Indian has vast anomaly of trade deficit US $ 3.5 unfervoural has created nation economy Lanka Billions Dollars by Indian side. We have not review FTA between two countries last 16 Years. We must start review without further delay address by WTO review policies
    Until address this trade deficit with Indian we cannot reached any ETCA-agreement with India is that quite impossible time being.

    4 We are the people of Sri Lankans are friendly nation relationship with People of Indians and China ,we could not allows any military facilities or any of big-power for threaten security of any of revivals countries.
    An Island is Free from military involvement any power groups. We are friendly with all countries, nation and people through out of the world.

  2. MINISTER CONGRATS TO YOUR NEW POSITION !!!! IT WILL BE A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR YOU TO SEE THE ACTUAL FIGURES OF THE FORMER REGIME WHO HAD LOOTED MONEY TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD. WE AS CITIZENS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE COMPLETE BREAKDOWN FIGURES OF EACH AND EVERY PERSON WHO HAD LOOTED MONEY AND THE AMOUNT OF WEALTH WHICH THEY HAD ACCUMULATED DURING THE FORMER REGIME AS ILL GOTTEN MONEY !!!!!!!!! IF YOU CAN DO THAT I BET YOU THE RAJAPAKSHAS AND THE MEMBERS OF THE JOINT OPPOSITIONS WILL HAVE TO LEAVE THE PARLIAMENT WITHOUT THEIR CLOTHES ON !!!!!!!!!!

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