United People's Freedom Alliance
“The bond scam deteriorated the trust placed on government securities. The foreign investors withdrew their investments where the rupee was devalued by 9.3%. So you were compelled to enter the international markets with sovereign bonds. The international sovereign bonds were issued for the first time in 2007 during Mahinda Rajapaksa Government. By the end of the Mahinda Rajapaksa tenure, the total borrowings from the international sovereign bonds stood at $ 5.2 billion despite all global crisis. But now you have borrowed over $ 10.2 billion during the past four years without any global crisis,”
Daily FT: 19 Jun 2019
Speaker of the Parliament
Road accidents has been the No 1 non illness related killer in Sri Lanka, with an average 7 lives per day. Often the victims are working age youth whose loss leave their families in dire hardship. The road system safety regulations and traffic rules need a thorough upgrade.
Twitter: 1 Jul 2019
1) Since beer prices were reduced, now the price of a bottle of beer is lower than that of a bottle of water; Due to which women are consuming more beer and wine 2) More than 50,000 people are imprisoned due to drugs. A significant number of them are women.
Ada Derana: 1 Jul 2019