Country’s economy no longer under UNP: President
Posted on January 22nd, 2018

Courtesy  The Daily Mirror

The country’s economy would be managed by a the Economic Development Council headed by President Maithripala Sirisena from this year onwards, President Sirisena said addressing an election rally in Kegalle yesterday.

The President said that he had set up an Economic Development Council headed by him to manage the country’s economy and he would look to bring down the cost of living and also protect local investors.

“During the past three years, I allowed the UNP to manage the economy. Still people are faced with economic hardships. From this year, I will take the economic management under me to grant people relief,” he said.

3 Responses to “Country’s economy no longer under UNP: President”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    During the last three years, he didn’t allow UNP to manage the economy. They did exactly what they wanted. This spineless excuse for a human being only came to know what happened when he was reading Newspapers. There wasn’t anybody to even inform him of what happened. He was that much helpless in his position as President.

    The only positive thing he did or was asked to do was to protect Ranil Wickramasinghe’s corrupt practices. He did this eminently by allowing Arjun Mahendran to be appointed, then dissolving the parliament, just when the first Dew Gunasekara COPE Committee Report was to be tabled in the parliament, then while there was enough evidence on existence of a mega fraud, he allowed Arjun Mahendran to continue as the Governor of the Central Bank and Arjun Aloysius’ Perpetual Treasuries to continue performing as a Primary Dealer which finally led up the second even bigger Bond Scams on 29 March and 31 March 2016. The list goes on.

    This nimcompoop of a President is a disgrace to Sri Lanka in particular and to humanity in general!

  2. Dilrook Says:

    “So long as an evil deed has not ripened, the fool thinks it as sweet as honey. But when the evil deed ripens, the fool comes to grief. Truly, an evil deed committed does not immediately bear fruit, like milk that does not turn sour all at once. But smoldering, it follows the fool like fire covered by ashes.”

    (Verses 69, 71, The Dhammapada, Chapter 5, The Fool)

    This explains the economic woes of the nation very well. Economic woes of today were created a long time ago. Changing Mahinda to Sirisena/Ranil didn’t change the debt crisis. Changing it again within the same circle will not do any good. Sri Lanka is in debt crisis since 2012. Just as the “fools” mentioned in the scriptures, local politicians blame each other for a national problem.

  3. Senerath Says:

    @ Dilrook
    I am sorry, I can’t relate to quote from Dhammapada in this instance.
    What is the evil deed ? who is the fool did it and still enjoys doing it ?

    If “evil deed” ( paapa kamma) means putting Sri Lanka in economic trouble, some politicians(“fools”) probably did not do it knowingly, they thought it was good for the country. If they had done it without the intention of filling their own pockets, it is not evil action and we should excuse them and pin point the real FOOLS.

    If a person ( even a politiican) makes a genuing mistake, realises it, apologises and correct those mistakes it is fine. However the worst politicans are ones who blame public, the voter and who ask the voters to correct the voter’s mistakes. These are the REAL FOOLS.

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