ALL DEBTS TO BE SETTLED BY END 2018 - PM | Daily News

ALL DEBTS TO BE SETTLED BY END 2018 - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe unveiling the plaque to open the ‘Ashokapura’ housing project in Maningala, Nattandiya yesterday. Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa looks on. Pictures by Hirantha Gunathilake
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe unveiling the plaque to open the ‘Ashokapura’ housing project in Maningala, Nattandiya yesterday. Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa looks on. Pictures by Hirantha Gunathilake

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government will never shrug off the responsibility vested upon it to revive the country’s economy.

PM Wickremesinghe further stated that the present government took over the country with a colossal mountain of debt and the country is yet to reach the peak of funding these debts.

He said the country is yet to pay debts running into trillions while addressing the gathering at the ceremony held to hand over the ‘Ashokapura’ housing project in Maningala, Nattandiya.

Premier Wickremesinghe, while pointing out that the debt repayment requires a time expansion of three generations, said the present government will not let the future generation pay off these debts.

PM Wickremesinghe also said the government will pay off all these debts by the end of next year. He also said that it will be the biggest challenge the present government has taken up so far.

PM Wickremesinghe also said that the government’s objective is to develop the country with a public oriented approach while encouraging investments to generate new job opportunities.

Ashokapura is the largest housing village project ever established, which became a realisation under the ‘Hisata Sevanak, Semata Nivasak’ (A roof over everyone’s head) concept. The housing project which was established spending Rs. 540 million, accommodates 98 persons. They received deeds from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

‘Ashokapura’ is the 43rd model housing scheme under the Udagam concept.

 

 


 

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How can Sri Lanka settle all debts which is over 650 billion USD and over 9 billion to China? Do not mislead the public what you cannot do

Figure quoted by him and settling of debt is one contradict each other .the amount of debt and number of months left the whole country must be sold to a stranger or strangers. Is the buyer is local politician or a foreign industrial magnat. All confusing numbers time frame does not match. Need arithmetic education. Or announce plan of action. Country not for sale

Like it or not grandchildren great grandchildren of our generation will given the responsibility for our irresponsible debt mainly used to kill maim citizens use of defence system buying arm destruction of property cities I north east still most not ashamed of their actions and many illiterates does not know their country history how they are going to do arithmetic to pay the amount

98 persons over 540 millions what each cost who is paying who is getting them

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