Too Vague

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

The Freedom Alliance unveiled its manifesto promising to stop the tide of privatisations most of which were initiated by the previous PA administration, a party to the alliance.
The UPFA says road, rail, petroleum, electricity, ports and airports, water and state banks will not be privatised.rn

rnThe party says instead they will strengthen the governments role in these areas so that some of these businesses can compete with the private sector.rn

rnThe alliance also said that only a few have reaped dividends from the UNF government economic policies. rn

rnldblquote Over the past two years it has become abundantly clear that Sri Lanka certainly has been regained by a selected few. Those with wealth and influence in the appropriate waters have profited enormously; their personal wealth has grown immeasurably; fortune has favored a few and frowned on many,
dblquote Lakshman Kadirgamar, UPFA said.rn


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