We’ll have to sell assets to feed the people, warns Gammanpila

We’ll have to sell assets to feed the people, warns Gammanpila

Written by Amani Nilar

06 Mar, 2022 | 3:30 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); When a Sri Lankan Minister who is a US citizen, negotiates with the United States on behalf of Sri Lanka, it goes beyond reasonable doubt that he will stand for the United States than Sri Lanka, as his property and family are in America, and he can easily return back without consequences after his tenure ends, says former Minister Udaya Gammanpila.

Participating in the News 1st ’10 questions’ program, the former Minister alleged that although he did not protest against the 20th amendment when it was introduced, he stated that he fought for the East Terminal of the Colombo Port not to be handed over to foreign investors in the Cabinet.

He said that the solutions presented by him to address the crises in Sri Lanka were disregarded as well.

He further alleged that Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who he dubbed as ‘The Ugly American’ was behind the New Fortress LNG deal, as well as the investments behind the East Container Terminal.

The former Minister also said that the Finance Minister wants to take the country to a point where the economy is collapsed, food shortage is imminent alonfg wiith medicine and fuel.

He warned that due to these actions at a certain point national assets must be sold to the United States to feed Sri Lankans.

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