Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Political Bureau member former MP Sunil Handunnetti speaking to the press conference held in the Party Head Office today (12) revealed that Sri Lanka will be able to sell oil to Maldives, were the claims made by engineers of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) on repairing oil tanks in Trincomalee in their reports true.
Such a repairing process costs about US$45 million, for which debts should be obtained, Handunnetti pointed out.
He added that Sri Lanka could be made into a lending country instead of a borrowing one, depending on the resources available, so that the people should not have to wait in oil and gas queues.
However, should the resources be sold via agreements, the citizens of Sri Lanka will have to wait in queues in 2072 as well, the former MP warned.
Reminding that fertiliser, electricity and gas are not available in the country due to the ongoing dollar deficit, Handunnetti alleged that the country has not fallen into such a situation but was driven into.