Sri Lanka has now been turned into a land for auction – Opposition Leader

Sri Lanka has now been turned into a land for auction and the whole country is in danger because of irresponsible rulers selling national resources to foreigners and close friends destroying the Heritage of future generations, the Opposition Leader said.

In a special communiqué, the Leader of the opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya said details have been revealed about a proposal to hand over several historically important government buildings in Colombo and Fort, built during the British era, to private investors under the guise of a so-called development.

“While the national resources of the country are being destroyed in such a manner, a ship is also being destroyed wreaking irreparable damage on the coast, the country’s economy as well as the ecosystem for years to come. The government that came to power by posing as a golden fence to secure the country has already shown its true emptiness,” he said.

There are huge shortcomings in hospitals and there are many reports of irregularities in the quarantine process, Premadasa pointed out. He said the coronavirus vaccination process is politicized and there is a severe shortage of drugs for non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

According to the World Bank, 70% of Sri Lanka’s workforce is informal and they are utterly helpless due to travel restrictions and the lockdown process.

Foreign exchange, tourism, and apparel industries are the main sources of cash flow to Sri Lanka and today, all those major sources of income are blocked, Opposition Leader said adding that production and services in the country have declined and Sri Lanka has lost the expected export earnings of all products, including tea.

“The market for exports has lost ground in the US and Europe, and all those who have made a living from it are under severe pressure,” he said.

The Opposition Leader said the present government has amply demonstrated that they neither have the ability or the need to protect the country.

Courtesy: Colombo Page

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