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‘What would you do if you were president?’, Ranil ‘s response

COLOMBO (News 1st); What would you do if you were the President today?, was the question posed to Sri Lanka’s Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday (12).Wickremesinghe is the Leader of the United National Party, the oldest political party in Sri Lanka, and the only MP in parliament from the UNP.“I am not the President. But, I know what should be done at this time,” said Wickremesinghe during the 10 Questions programs with News 1st.According to Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s economy was stable in 2019 despite the Easter Attacks, and it was a matter of moving forward.He said suspending the imports of raw material to save reserves is a wrong move, adding SWAP agreements with other countries will not be successful.Wickremesinghe said the Trincomalee Oil Tanks could have been developed and Sri Lanka could have supplied fuel to the whole of South India.He said the Light rail transit (LRT), LNG programs, Central Expressway, MCC, and related programs could have boosted the reserves.“I would not anger India, China, Japan, USA, Europe, all at once,” pointed out Wickremesinghe.

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COLOMBO (News 1st); What would you do if you were the President today?, was the question posed to Sri Lanka’s Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday (12).Wickremesinghe is the Leader of the United National Party, the oldest political party in Sri Lanka, and the only MP in parliament from the UNP.“I am not the President. But, I know what should be done at this time,” said Wickremesinghe during the 10 Questions programs with News 1st.According to Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s economy was stable in 2019 despite the Easter Attacks, and it was a matter of moving forward.He said suspending the imports of raw material to save reserves is a wrong move, adding SWAP agreements with other countries will not be successful.Wickremesinghe said the Trincomalee Oil Tanks could have been developed and Sri Lanka could have supplied fuel to the whole of South India.He said the Light rail transit (LRT), LNG programs, Central Expressway, MCC, and related programs could have boosted the reserves.“I would not anger India, China, Japan, USA, Europe, all at once,” pointed out Wickremesinghe.
COLOMBO (News 1st); Was the Hambantota Port sold or leased?, was a question raised in Parliament on Thursday (2), which led to a heated exchange between SJB MP Tissa Attanayake, Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Ports & Shipping Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena.Attanayake’s comments noting that he does not approve of the decision to sell the Hambantota Port sparked the exchange of words.“If something is added to the country, that resource should add value and we cannot approve of any decision taken to sell or hand over those resources to others,” he told the house.Noting that governments are temporary custodians elected for five years, Attanayake said a government has no right, therefore, to sell off resources that are

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