The Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa has the ability to negotiate with any financial institution in the world and does not need anyone’s advice, says the Member of Parliament for the SLPP, Prof. Ranjith Bandara.
The Minister of Finance of this country should be able to negotiate not only with the International Monetary Fund but with any global monetary fund. He does not need anyone’s opinion or advice.
Don’t have a problem with these. Haven’t we paid Rs. 5,000 now? Haven’t we allocated from the budget for agricultural compensation? Have we not set aside money for other agricultural development activities? There are countries that support Sri Lanka, there are bilateral agreements and there are multilateral agreements. With all this the Minister of Finance has the ability to speak ”
Prof. Ranjith Bandara stated this addressing a media briefing held yesterday (31).