Ranil says Government forced to beg from India, China

United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Government has been forced to beg from India and China.

Speaking in Matara today, Wickremesinghe said that the Government has not been able to manage the economy.

He said that the only thing the new Government did during its 100 days in office is join hands with former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was a strong critic of the Rajapaksa regime and who has not apologised for all that he had said in the past.

Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka should not be seen as beggars.

He said that when the UNP was in power it managed to strengthen the economy and paid outstanding debt.

Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka had an economic plan and this resulted in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approving funds for Sri Lanka.

However, he says the new Government has sought a debt moratorium from India and China as it is unable to manage the economy.

He says this has made Sri Lanka look like beggars which is harmful to Sri Lanka’s image. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Mr President, if you don’t have the courage and wisdom to listen to the right people to play the long game as Singapore’s People’s Action Party (PAP) you must resign immediately. The PAP hasn’t lost its leadership to develop the country since 1965.

  2. Dear Mr President,

    You have promised a different approach and stop the traditional approach ‘You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’. Therefore, I urge you to take appropriate action immediately on Central Bank scandals(UNP) and the Easter Sunday bombings(SLFP). Cast your nets wider to catch as much as you can to put the pressure on them. You must do such a great job, so the main culprits should be in jail and other talented leaders should join with the SLPP.

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