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* Sri Lankan minister says the government will collapse if the present course continued
Wed, May 14, 2014, 12:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 13, Colombo: A Sri Lankan government minister says the government should immediately change its present course to avoid an eventual collapse due to poor economic policies.

The Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities and leader of the National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawansa said the government's journey would be short despite his party's support to the ruling alliance.

The Minister said he was asking the government to change its course in order to safeguard the government, and if ignored, it will be the government's downfall.

Participating in Derana 360° programme Monday night, the NFF leader blamed the Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry and Treasury Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundara for the country's economic situation.

He charged that the Treasury Secretary is holding the government "hostage" by wrongfully exercising executive powers and only allocating funds to the projects proposed by ministers who flatter him.

Minister Weerawansa alleged that Dr. Jayasundera is an official who engaged in numerous wrongdoings to sell state-owned institutions during previous President Chandrika Kumaratunga's government and should have been incarcerated.

"He is an official who should be in jail right now," Weerawansa was quoted as saying in the program.

The Minister has expressed displeasure in the government in a previous occasion also. Addressing his party's second national convention on May 05, the Minister said his party does not want to put on a false display of unity while being in the governing party and the NFF would issue a red notice to the government.

He said the NFF will present the 12 proposals for reforms to the President and to the United People's Freedom Alliance government.

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