Bandula Gunawardena seeks clarification from PM
Posted on April 4th, 2017
By Binoy Suriyaarachchi Courtesy Adaderana
The Joint Opposition Tuesday urged the Prime Minister to prove allegations he made against the former President about the country of being stuck in a debt trap due to loans that were obtained during the previous regime.
JO member Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena made the observation at a press conference held in Colombo.
“As a responsible person, PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is obliged to provide statistics to prove his statement,” he said.
Gunawardena also went on to say with the decision on salary hike for state employees, the authorities would have to allocate a sum of Rs.658 billion to settle the wages. “However, Rs.155 billion would be spent to repay the loan which obtained under a 20-year plan to develop the Hambantota port,” he pointed out.
“Therefore, the PM should provide a clarification about his remark,” Gunawardena added.
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