Speaker hints at coalition Govt, blames COVID for SL’s economic woes

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Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has hinted at the establishment of a coalition government upon President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation.

Speaking to BBC, Abeywardena had stated that a new cross-party coalition government must be formed within a week of the president officially stepping down.

He also also mostly blamed COVID-19 for the country’s economic woes, stating that “The COVID pandemic has created havoc in the country economically so we had to spend all our money on vaccinations”.

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  1. Looks like the Speaker is also another who is in denial of the reality of the current situation. The government must have paid a rather exorbitant fancy price for vaccines if he thinks that that is the cause of the diminished foreign reserves.

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