BY Thameenah Razeek
Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa said, agreements that are being signed when the country is economically weak and bankrupt, could pose a danger to the country’s sovereignty.
He also said, Sri Lankans are facing the worst economic crisis since Independence, and he and others attempted to propose a way to deal with the crisis to minimise the damage.
“However, the situation is deteriorating on a daily basis. At this point, none of us should get involved in petty politics. This is exacerbating the situation. Unfortunately, when we are economically weak and bankrupt, there is a risk that powerful countries will use us as bait. Agreements have already been signed in this regard. If such things occur, future generations will have to face severe consequences,” Wimal asserted.
He made these remarks yesterday (28) at the Minioluwa Vidyawasa Pirivena, Mirigama, when the leaders of 11 constituent parties of the Government met the Chief Incumbent of Ramanna Maha Nikaya, Ven. Makulewe Wimala Mahanayaka Thera.
Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Udaya Gammanpila and MP Gevindu Kumaratunga were also present.
Speaking further, Wimal claimed that even during the Ukraine-Russia tensions in the past, the US removed the ruler who had collaborated with Russia and replaced him with an ally.
“That conflict started when the ally shifted to the West. Ordinary people had to endure a great deal as a result of it. We should keep this in our minds,” he said.