Leader of the National Peoples Power, Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake says Sri Lankas foreign reserves are depleting daily, while the economy continues to contract.
Speaking in parliament today, he questioned the government’s plans to rescue the country from a foreign exchange crisis.
The MP noted that the foreign exchange crisis has not been subject to a high-level discussion, and is persistently affecting the lives of the public.
He claimed that the government cannot blame the economic crisis on the coronavirus alone, since most countries increased their foreign reserves during the pandemic.
The MP questioned the government’s plan and time frame to bring Sri Lanka out of the foreign exchange crisis as promised at the beginning of the year.
Despite promises to increase the reserves by December, MP Dissanayake commented that Sri Lankas USD reserves have decreased from 4.8 Billion to 2.2 Billion.