Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian M Velu Kumar says obtaining a loan from the International Monetary Fund will not bring about any harm to the country.
Speaking at a media briefing in Kandy today the Parliamentarian said the government is attempting to portray that going before the IMF is a betrayal of the country.
However, he added the truth of the matter is that nothing bad will come about to the country or its people by seeking IMF support, apart from Ministers being unable to pocket commissions.
MP Velu Kumar said Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabraal stated that Sri Lanka has foreign reserves amounting to USD 3.1 billion and questioned why funds are not being allocated if so to release containers at the port.
He requested the Governor to refrain from blatantly lying.
The MP charged that the government has weakened the economy where today food is being obtained on loan from foreign countries.
He said the government has sought support from Nigeria, Bangladesh, and India while Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardana is travelling to Pakistan next.
The Parliamentarian requested the government to hand over governance to the SJB if it does not have a plan to uplift the country from its current slump.
He also said that the public is today claiming that the former good governance government was better at governance in comparison to the current government.