Govt took power without a proper plan – Gotabaya
Posted on August 2nd, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that his intention was to provide houses for the low income people living in Colombo city in order to increase their quality of life.

Speaking during an event in Wellawatta, he said that the objective of the programme carried out by him during his time as the Defence Secretary was to remove the shanty homes and turn Colombo into an attractive city.

He stated that today Sri Lanka’s construction sector has completely collapsed and that directly and indirectly over 4-500,000 jobs have been lost due to this.

He said that the government shortsighted actions led to the halting of all development projects as soon as it came to power. The Colombo Port City project was stalled for 2 years and at the same time development projects across the country came to a standstill, Rajapaksa charged.

He said that the incumbent government took power without any proper plan. The former Defence Secretary said that currently there is no leader to take decisions and that nobody is taking responsibility to take decisions when a problem surfaces.

He stated that the underworld has raised its head once again and that some people are even afraid to talk about the underworld.

2 Responses to “Govt took power without a proper plan – Gotabaya”

  1. Cerberus Says:

    The only thing well planned was supposed to be the Central Bank bond scam. It is believed that the UNP was Rs 3 Billion in debt at the time. As the Govt came into power Ranil put Paskaralingam in charge of the treasury, brought the Ministry of Finance and Central Bank under his control, appointed Arjun Mahendran as the Governor even though he was a foreigner and stated that he will take full responsibility when questioned in Parliament and My3 like a spineless jelly fish stood by without taking any action while Arjun and Aloysius robbed the Central Bank as believed by many. Today neither My3 nor Ranil has taken any significant action on this massive robbery which has caused a massive loss to the country and the EPF monies and the ordinary people. How these filthy rascals can face the people God only knows.

  2. Dilrook Says:

    Given the debt crisis the nation is in, construction with borrowed funds is unwise. It is best to scale down construction to what internal resources can afford. If it is low, that is fine. As long as the nation is not indebted, it is moving forward. From 2010 to today out net external wealth position reduced every year. In other words, Sri Lanka is getting poorer and poorer wealth-wise since 2010 although income has risen massively. A large part of this income goes to repay loans and interest. So the rise in income means nothing.

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