Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana says the government will seek the assistance of the International Monetary Fund, if necessary.
Speaking during the weekly Cabinet media briefing, Minister Pathirana said whether or not IMF assistance will be sought was not discussed during yesterday’s Cabinet meeting adding however the Minister of Finance has continued to keep the Cabinet of Ministers informed on the financial details.
Minister Pathirana said as previously stated, the government is keeping an open mind on seeking IMF assistance adding the country has on many occasions previously obtained assistance from the International Monetary Fund.
Meanwhile, when questioned by media over the statement made by the Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith that the Attorney General’s Department and the government are attempting to conceal the evidence presented at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that probed the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana said all relevant reports have been handed over to the Attorney General’s Department while all the details of the PCoI Report have been tabled in Parliament except for certain sensitive data.
Minister Pathirana claimed the Attorney General’s Department and all law enforcement agencies are conducting investigations independently adding the President, nor the government is intervening in any capacity.
The Co-Cabinet Spokesman further claimed the President possesses only a few details pertaining to the attacks adding the details have not been published due to national security implications, but relevant details have been handed over to the Attorney General’s Department