Minister Wimal Weerawansa says if the government sought to conceal the agreement pertaining to the Yugadanavi Power Plant it would not have been submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers.
Speaking to media in Rajagiriya today, Minister Weerawansa said the agreement was tabled at the Cabinet two weeks ago and a lengthy discussion was held with more matters yet to be discussed.
The Minister said several issues were raised at the meeting over reports that another company, instead of New Fortress, taking over the agreement.
He said their concerns have been submitted to the Cabinet in writing, adding that the discussion in this regard hasn’t concluded.
Minister Weerawansa said the country is faced with several economic hardships at present.
He added the truth must be revealed to the public and the present situation explained to the public in order to come out of this slump.
Minister Weerawansa added if the government expects to conceal the truth from the public and face the current situation successfully, it is a mere myth.
He claimed that the country does not have sufficient dollar reserves in order to meet the country’s expenses, adding that as a result the economic situation has intensified with COVID-19 also having a serious impact.
However, Minister Weerawansa refrained from claiming the country is bankrupt, adding the country is facing a grave challenge at present.