Parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardena says he is concerned that certain factions are attempting to create a geo-political crisis at present.
Speaking in Parliament, MP Jayawardena said while Sri Lanka is currently dealing with a major economic crisis, the country cannot afford to have diplomatic rows with global super powers.
He said while delivering the Policy Statement in Parliament, President Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledged India’s support to Sri Lanka to deal with the economic crisis.
MP Jayawardena said therefore authorities should be mindful of the crisis at hand and geo-politics due to Sri Lanka’s strategic position in the Indian Ocean.
The Parliamentarian said the government is currently holding talks with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to obtain assistance to address the economic crisis.
He said timelines and assistance are yet to be determined due to various concerns.
MP Jayawardena said the IMF has indicated that if Sri Lanka manages to agree on a debt restructuring plan with China, it will be able extend its support.
He said therefore it is important that the government works cordially with major players.
MP Kavinda Jayawardena stressed that it is concerning that some factions at this crucial juncture are attempting create geo-political issues.