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Sri Lankan scenario is just like that of India’s 1991 financial disaster, says opposition MP Harsha de Silva

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Sri Lankan situation is similar to that of India’s 1991 economic crisis, says opposition MP Harsha de Silva

Harsha de Silva, an MP with the opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) occasion in Sri Lanka, has mentioned that the scenario within the nation is just like that of India’s 1991 financial disaster. He added that Sri Lanka will be capable to come out of this disaster and that’s provided that the political events right here stand collectively.

“At the moment, Sri Lanka is in a situation similar to the economic crisis in India in 1991, which was revived by all political parties working together along with the efficient work of Dr Manmohan Singh and Montek singh Ahluwaliya. The Indian political parties were united and they came out of the crisis, and Sri Lanka will too, but only if the political parties here stand together.”

“The plan will fail if the events are separated. The president right here has to create a platform for the political events to return collectively,” mentioned Harsha de Silva.

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The MP mentioned that the scenario in Sri Lanka was advanced and that everybody has the accountability to rescue it from additional calamity.

“That is why our political party (Samagi Jana Balawegaya), has accepted to be part of a national government on the condition that the President is able to give a timeframe to abolish his official executive powers and step down.”

Harsha de Silva acknowledged that this was the demand of the Sri Lankan folks of the nation and that they wished Gotabaya Rajapaksa to go.

“We are not asking him to leave tomorrow. If the president works towards that, we will work towards an all-party government. If the president doesn’t do that, we will continue to be in opposition and will only help in ensuring the country comes out of the economic crisis.”

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We will not scuttle PM Wickramasinghe, but if they want us to be in the government and in the cabinet, then he has to convince the President to resign, which is the basic demand of the country, said the MP.

“I hold Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapksa and the extended family responsible for taking the country to an abyss and creating misery for the people. I am not saying there was no problem before they came to power. But we need to remember that from 1994 they have been holding the executive office. The same political camp has been holding on to power,” said the MP.

“Other political parties have also been part of bad decisions. But the trigger for the collapse was the totally unimaginable tax cut that emptied the coffers and then printed money to fill the void. Another was the overnight ban on the importation of chemical fertilisers,” added Harsha de Silva.

On Ranil Wickramasinghe proving his majority, Harsh de Silva said that the opposition party with the second highest mandate should have been given the chance to lead the government. But the SJB will continue to support the way to come out of the economic crisis, he said.


On China’s function in Sri Lanka’s disaster the MP mentioned, “This is a basic Indian query. What is finished is finished. We can’t undo the initiatives now. What we are able to do now could be to determine a technique to come out of the debt. We must restructure it and we have now to speak to the Chinese and are available to an answer. Some center floor the place we are able to handle our debt reimbursement sustainably. We can’t change the previous.”

Addressing the current uprising and protests amid the economic scenario, the MP said that the violence, which was instigated by the Rajapaksa supporters and the way the public retaliated is not how the country likes to see its people.