COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Former JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti claims the appreciation of the Sri Lankan Rupee against the US Dollar is not due to the strengthening of the economy.
Speaking during a media briefing, former MP Handunnetti stated that the Rupee appreciation is an artificial situation created with a political objective.
He said those in power wants the people to believe that the dollar crisis is over and that the government is addressing the issue.
Former JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti added that such myths are circulated with the election in mind. He said the public cannot be deceived through such narratives.
The former Parliamentarian said an election will give a clear indication of the sentiments of the people about the government.