The government says the Cabinet of Ministers has no intention of seeking the support of the International Monetary Fund at present amidst the country’s economic crisis.
Speaking during the weekly Cabinet media briefing today, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said the matter was not discussed at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting but on a previous day with various views exchanged.
The Minister said the positives and negatives of seeking IMF support were discussed adding that there are two opinions within the Parliamentary Group and the Cabinet.
Minister Alahapperuma said the most suitable and appropriate decision will be reached, reiterating that a final decision however has not been reached yet.
Meanwhile, journalists questioned the Minister over a group of Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarians visiting the United States for discussions on political issues.
The Minister said the government was not requested to any such discussion, adding that the talks with the TNA were most likely a personal discussion.
Minister Alahapperuma said in the event an international organisation or a country extends an invite to the government for talks, the government will not reject such a request.