As the elections approach, it is concerning to see opposition parties and their main advisors expressing unrealistic views on managing the economy. Any reversal of the hard-earned reforms could result in a catastrophe for the country. The IMF and international stakeholders have played a pivotal role in reshaping Sri Lanka’s economic landscape, which was in total chaos two years ago. I urge all opposition parties and their advisers to avoid making false promises that may not even offer short-term gains but definitely lead to long-term pain. It is crucial to prioritize the nation’s economic stability and progress over political games. Let’s engage in responsible discourse and ensure that our economic policies are based on sound and realistic principles, and a design of economic landscape with globally accepted and adopted good practices.

– Shehan Semasinghe

State Minister of Finance (MP)