Wimal Weerawansa demolishes Champika Ranawake’s “book of diabolical lies” , challenge for a public debate and expose his pro TNA statement to Tamil Press on Military presence
Posted on December 18th, 2014
“There are some people making false accusations against the government claiming that the present government is taking loans for development projects at higher interest rates. These accusations are made while these parties are standing among people and hobnobbing with those who borrowed money for the government at interest rates higher than 10% when they were in power” National Freedom Front leader, minister Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday at. a press conference and challenged these parties for a public debate on this issue.
“Elaborating further Wimal Weerawansa said that. ” Today, some parties are trying to make an opinion that the government has taken foreign loans at 7% interest rate as a dishonest deal and misappropriation in order to gain some ulterior financial benefit out of it. But I would like to point out that when they were in power they had taken loans at much higher interest rates”.
“Let us consider the period between 1977 to 2005, Despite of the concession given to us as a developing nation, the loans taken for development projects during Chanrika Bandaranayake’s and J.R.Jayawardene’s presidential rule were at far excessive interest rates”.
“Let’s take for example the period up to 2005 before election of President Mahinda Rajapakse”.
“The government has entered into an agreement with a French commercial bank for a loan on 1982/09/28 for Nilwala River Project. The loan amount was 23.8 million French Francs. The annual interest rate was 10.85%. For the same project the government has obtained further 20.8 million French Francs on 1984/01/24. The annual interest rate was 10.85%. In 1987, 69.2 million French Franc were obtained through a new credit agreement at an Interest rate of 8.59%”.
“Similarly in 1986 they have taken 38.6 million British pounds for the Samanala Wewa Hydro Power Project at the annual interest rate of 7.4%. In 1986, for the same project an additional £ 5.3 million British pounds have been taken at the Interest rate of 8.3%”.
“For the Kotmale Oya project the foreign loan was taken at the annual interest rate 9.95%”.
“For Ambathale water purification project 61.5 million French Francs was taken at an interest rate of 9.2% in 1990”.
“In 2001, there were 6.7 million euros borrowed for Muthurajawela reclamation project at annual interest rate is 7.7%”.
“These are the “mega crooks’ deals. Should the Loans taken at 10.85% annual interest rate be called “Giga crooks” ?.
“After 2005, when Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken over the presidency, he has not obtained any foreign credit loans over 7% interest rates and mostly obtained at 2 – 3% interest rates. However, there were a few occasions with specific banks that loans were obtained at. 4 – 5% interest rate”,
“There are some parties trying to create some evil illusion over United People’s Freedom Alliance, while pampering Ranil – Chandrika who were responsible for taking loans over 10% interest rates”.
“Today, while keep on rubbing shoulders with “giga crooks not mega crooks” these parties try to point the finger at the government that has never accepted rates more than 7%”.
“It is obvious that these parties must have entered into a lucrative contract to bring these mega crooks into power. We will challenge them. We challenge them to come for a public debate on “who is responsible for getting loans at higher interest rates for development projects?” Mr. Wimalawanse said.
Has Champika become the Gost of Sambandan?
Wimal Weerawansa produce a copy of the online version of Udayan newspaper published in Jaffna on December 15, 2014.. “This is in Tamil language. I’ll tell you the news story in Sinhala This is a statement from JHU MP Mr. Champika Ranawaka. It says “Now time has come to put a stop to the military rule (in Tamil dominated area). .People in the North and East should have their own right to decide whom they should support.( Self Determination in TNA words) We should not try to influence the Tamil people. There is a presidential race. But who should come to power should be decided by the people. In addition, further militarization, military expansion has already commenced. They have started sending intelligence officers to opposition meetings and press conferences. This is the last chance for people to regain good governance and democracy. Do not miss this opportunity. “The most important thing is the sheer pop up of militarization, and the military expansionism has already commenced,” said the statement that Ranawaka has made.
Also on December 15, 2014 the Sunday Virakesari, has published his same statement with a caption . “We will take last decision on military control of the government ( indirectly saying military presence in TNA words), not to miss the last chance” -JHU secretary Champika Ranawaka. Mahinda Rajapaksa regime is moving towards a military-controlled government. Do not hesitate to take the last decision on a government without military presence” Ranawaka said.
“People in the North and East should have their own choice even whether to cast their vote or not. They should not be influenced by others”. From this statement it is obvious what Champika Ranawake is anticipating.
“Remove military presence in North and East, stop further militarization, and the military expansionism”- unfortunately these are the words of Champika Ranawaka and so far these accusations were made only by TNA and LTTE only. Now JHU has successfully aligned themselves with the TNA and LTTE remnants.
Is it really the same old JHU MP Chanpika Ranawake has made these statements to Tamil newspapers? Or is it possible that these statements have not been made by him, but by Mr. Sampanthan’s Ghost?.
It is evident that while Mr. Ranawaka is hiding these facts from majority Sinhala people, behind their back, he is making these statements to Tamil newspapers as obligatory conditions for the inconspicuous “one of the Mega Deal with TNA”?. Just think about this intelligently