The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) confirmed that they would guarantee a significant contribution from the Diaspora in terms of investments in the country’s economy, if the new Constitution solved the Tamil issue and restored confidence in Sri Lanka.
TNA MP, Attorney-at-Law M.A. Sumanthiran made these statements in an interview given to the Nation. He further added that the Diaspora was keen in doing so.
Meanwhile, on the question of the sale of national assets, the Parliamentarian further noted that it had to be resorted as there was no other conceivable way around addressing the issue of the country’s economy.
When questioned regarding the TNA keeping mum on the economy and what they perceived as needed to be done in this regard, he added that the Hambantota port deal had to take place because of the heavy debt left by the previous regime.
“The economy must make a turn-around. It is not an envious position to be in given the state of the economy. We have to come out of this. The sale of State assets is thus necessary. If the new Constitution is made and confidence is restored, the Diaspora will make a significant contribution including investing in the country’s economy. The Diaspora is keen to do so. We guarantee that they will in fact do so. They are only waiting until the aforementioned aspects are done,” he further explained.