Written by Zulfick Farzan
15 Nov, 2021 | 7:02 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna MP (Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says Sri Lanka’s death burden had increased tenfold from 2015.
“In 2015 when Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the country Sri Lanka’s debt burden was Rs. 2000 Bn. Today it has increased to Rs. 21,000 Bn,” said the MP adding every single Sri Lanka soul has been pawned for Rs. 950,000/-.
“This applies to the Speaker, Mahanayake, Cardinal and even the workers in Parliament,” he told the house on Monday (15) during the 2022 Budget Debate.
He said the parliament is the reason for the increasing debt burden.
“Many people raised their voice over the Hambantota Port. I was removed from the cabinet when Ranil Wickremesinghe tried to give it away to China. Today I am very happy because I was not part of the betrayal that has resulted in a curse to the country,” he said.
“At that time, Ranil Wickremesinghe assumed that I would halt my political journey after being removed from the cabinet. But I challenged him. I said that the United National Party that once produced the Father of the Nation would be wiped out because of what he did. I didn’t do anything alone. But didn’t the people do that? This is a good message to any political leader, minister or parliamentarian who tries to betray the country,” the present MP and Former Minister added.
Dr. Rajapakshe quoting MP Charitha Herath said even a person who has never seen an SriLankan Airlines airplane is paying a debt of Rs. 17,000 for the losses caused by the National Carrier.
“It was the parliament that passed laws on the Colombo Port City allowing large businesses to be set up. Foreigners will now come here and run operations efficiently,” he said adding that all the profits generated from the Port City and the Hambantota Port go directly to Chine and the situation is such that Sri Lanka has to beg from China to bridge the budget deficit.
“We have sold Sri Lanka’s hear to China, lungs to the US, and are on the search for a buyer for the kidneys,” he remarked.
“Today we don’t own anything. Everything is being sold off gradually. The next is an election. It can be a presidential election or a parliamentary election. An election is held to seek the mandate of the people. We will face the next election seeking a mandate to recover the assets such as the Hambantota Port and the Colombo Port City that were sold through secret agreements by obtaining commissions,” he told the house.
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