Dr. Harsha de Silva, Member of Parliament for the Samagi Jana Balawega says that the government formed under the leadership of Ranil Wickremesinghe has no international recognition. He emphasized that this situation would be detrimental to Sri Lanka’s reputation in the long run.
Harsha de Silva said that at present no party is offering assistance to Sri Lanka despite its status and that aid organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as well as countries such as Japan, which has historically helped Sri Lanka recover from crises, are refusing to provide assistance.
He pointed out that in order to obtain aid, a stable government had to be established and the confidence of the international community had to be restored. He states that through this a message could be given that political stability has been established in the country and after that the focus could be on obtaining assistance.
He says various committees have been set up to strengthen the economy and resolve crises, but they are often thinking of a very distant future. He emphasized that the focus should not be on the distant future but on how to import essential commodities including fuel, gas and medicines for the next three months. Many organizations and countries have so far refused to provide assistance or loans, and only India continues to lend.