Written by Staff Writer
16 Feb, 2019 | 9:36 pm
Colombo (News 1st): Various parties expressed the following views regarding those who have affected the economy of the country. The question as to what action has been taken to bring them before the law.
National Organizer of the All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation Namal Karunaratna noted that the country has transitioned into one of the most corrupt states. He noted that the rogues who looted the Central Bank have escaped to Singapore and the government does not have any plan in place to nab these rouges.
He went onto note that they do not see any attempt from this government to intervene and correct this, apart from trying to sweep these under the carpet. Karunaratna added that neither Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe nor any other person responsible think of this as an issue.
Uva Provincial councilor Samantha Vidyarathna noted that the government is destroying the economy even more and not attempting to revive it. He added that the apart from the drug and prostitution economy nothing has developed. He noted they do not think that Ranil Wickremesinghe can build this economy. He questioned; “In which country does a government exist that loots the Central Bank? How are thieves going to punish thieves?”
MP Keheliya Rambukwella expressing his views regarding this said that the then government was able to maintain an economic growth rate of 6.7% and 7.2 %, even when the war was ongoing. He noted that they were able to sustain the rupee at 130 against the dollar.
Rambukwella noted that Ranil Wickremesinghe and his government have increased the debt burden from 7,200 million to 12,000 million and the main reason for this is, the creation of a society without economic discipline. He pointed out that the first person responsible for this is the Prime Minister.
It is clear to us when considering the international arena, that in order to truly create good governance within an economy, a genuine attempt must be made by the country as a whole.
Roger Ng, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker caught up in the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1 MDB) fraud scandal, had to return to the United States to face criminal charges.
However, what efforts has our government put forth to bring back fraudsters who have been directly involved in the Central Bank Bond Scam and are currently living lavishly overseas?
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