Sri Lanka PM says will end economic crisis like 'we ended LTTE'
COLOMBO: As protests raged unchecked in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who heads the clan in power, on Monday appealed to the people to end the anti-government protests, saying every minute spent on the streets deprived the cash-strapped country of precious dollars.
Mahinda, who was president for two terms before his brother Gotabaya took over, said in his address to the nation that the government was working round-the-clock to overcome the economic crisis.
This was Mahinda's first public appearance since the protests began and came amid bids by president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to form an all-party government. The opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), meanwhile, continued its efforts to move a no-trust motion against the government in the parliament.
这是抗议活动开始以来马欣达的首次公开露面，总统戈塔巴亚正努力组建一个多党政府。与此同时，反对党Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB)继续在议会中提出一项反对政府的不信任动议。
"We understand the people's sufferings. We have to strengthen the economy. We will take the responsibility to resolve the economic issue in the same way we ended the 30-year war," Mahinda said, referring to his 2009 military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that ended the civil war. "It will be dangerous to reject parliament," he said of the protesters' demand that all 225 parliamentarians quit. Blaming opposition Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna for the protests, Mahinda recalled the JVP rebellions of the 1970s and 1980s.
他在谈到抗议者要求所有225名议员辞职的要求时说。马欣达将抗议活动归咎于反对派Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna，他回忆起20世纪70年代和80年代的JVP叛乱。
Talks to establish an all-party interim government to deal with the unprecedented economic crisis, however, remained inconclusive. On Sunday, president Gotabaya had invited 42 parliamentarians from 11 parties for a discussion on the country's economic crisis.
On the opposition front, SJB MP Harsha De Silva told TOI that his party was confident of getting the desired simple majority of 113 to back its no-trust motion against the government for the "gross mismanagement of the country's economy and its poor economic policies".
在反对党方面，SJB议员Harsha De Silva告诉《印度时报》，其政党有信心获得113票的一般多数，以支持对政府的不信任动议，因为政府“经济管理不善，经济政策糟糕”。
This happens to every nation who are doing business with Dragon.
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Either Shri Lankan PM himself a fool or he is taking people as fools. First of all, the problem of LTTE is entirely different from current economic crises, Such a deep routed economic crisis can not be overcome in short time or few months. It will take a decade to come out of it.
SIMPLY FOOLS, THAT'S THE REASON YOU ARE DEBT TODAY ..... BILLION OF DOLLARS WORTH WEAPONS .
THIS HAPPENS TO EVERY NATION WHO IS DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA. CHINA SHOULD HAVE INTERVANED IN PAK!!
HA HA PAPPU OF SRILANKA
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In fact, The LTTE was dissipated by The IPKF under RajivGandhi's SINFUL & IMMORAL Tainted orders....
Rajapaksa clan is responsible for the current situation in Srilanka. Inspite of warnings from India they chose to follow China who are mafia's in white collar. India has helped enough and now it's time for the Rajapaksa clan to show that love for the nation by using their illicit wealth earned from se deals.
People of Sri Lanka do believe in the Parliament and de ocracy of the country. However, they dont believe the Rajapakshas and want them out of the govt. Once a govt has brought down the whole country/economy, they have no moral right to stay on in power. The trust of the people is lost. The only way forward is to go for fresh elections after this govt is thrown out in a no confidence vote.
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Karma is back !! Srilankan govt killed many Tamils treating them like 2nd citizens !! They dont need our sympathy !
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Hey moron, You cannot use tanks and rifles for saving from economic crisis. Instead, bring back all looted public money by your family and other politicians..!
Rajapaksha will be stoned to death by his own people .....karma is true
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LTTE and economic crisis are different - You cannot shoot down an economic crisis of this magnitude
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corrupt to the core
Srilanka looks lost in deep sea....nobody can save them, unless rajapaksa brothers are dismantled from the top post.
pity...sold country to co unist china..pity
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when a country becomes a family business, or a ruler is unchallenged for decades it becomes his private property and it is finished.
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now I understood why Sri Lanka deep under s***
I thought this Rajapaksa resigned.
He's still in a hangover