Sri Lankas Prime Minister has accused the countrys president of jeopardising a ceasefire with Tamil rebels and scuttling economic recovery in his first public address since his government was sacked 10 days ago.
“The presidents action has jeopardised the ceasefire agreement. The economy has suffered a severe blow,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in his first address to the nation since his legislature was sacked by President Chandrika Kumaratunga rn
rnrnHe said his government had spent the past two years trying to revive the economy at the cost of cutting back welfare measures, and claimed the economy was set to take off when the president struck. rn
rnrn”During the past two years there may have been several shortcomings and you may have had to under go hardships,” Wickremesinghe said in his address to the nation on Tuesday. “I take responsibility and express my sorrow.” rn
rnrn”However, we have been able to stop a war that has been raging for decades, and put the economy back on the r