Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a complete system change in the country.
Speaking during a meeting with professionals in Colombo to discuss the current situation in the country, former Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said that a system change would require a new approach to education and stressed that the youth must be assisted financially to pursue these new educational avenues.
The leader of the United National Party noted that the Sri Lankan society must be brought forward to the 21st century with the system change.
Former Premier Wickremesinghe noted that the education and workforce must all adapt to the changes so that the middle class of the country can once again flourish.
The UNP Leader added that alongside the system change a new political system must also be adopted.
The former Prime Minister explained that the cost of the political establishment must also be addressed and they should find ways to include more young people in politics.
Speaking during the meeting former Prime Minister Wickremesinghe highlighted that the country has less than US $25 million dollars in reserves while due to the tax cuts imposed by the government the country lost Rs. 800 billion in revenue and is now facing a rupee shortage.
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in order for Sri Lanka to achieve its true potential, public representatives must bring forth a new iron framework for a national policy.
The UNP Leader noted that it will allow for governments to change at times but the direction of the country will not.
The former Prime Minister added steps are underway to begin the process of stabilizing the economy.
Former Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed that in order to overcome the prevailing political and economic crisis all factions must work together.
The UNP Leader said through a unified effort, Sri Lanka can realise its true potential.