The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) noted that doubted that worthy foreign direct investments would actually materialize as racketeers of the world black market may creep into the country.
JVP MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa recalled that former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa brought down casino mogul, James Packer under the guise of an investor and the incumbent government had contacted the man who broke the Bank of England, George Soros.
The government is making a show of making a new Constitution and devolving power in order to attract foreign investments, he explained.
“Rajapaksa went home after destroying the economy. The unity government is attempting to win, international funds to achieve world economic objectives he noted. Minister of Finance, Ravi Karunanayake is speaking of an investor from Belgium bringing in US dollars 1.1 billion. This is a pipedream. We have doubts, he opined. The country will return to a situation where we take loans where we pay off 8% to 10% interest as in the time of former Presidents, J.R. Jayewardene and Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. The economic model that is being followed is outdated,” he observed.