Plot against CBSL Chief a move to reinstate a former Governor who fled SL?
Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa attending the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Akmeemana Electorate Authority Board rally in the Galle district yesterday (03) questioned whether a plot against the current Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is in the works to reinstate a former Governor who fled the nation.
The event was organised by Akmeemana Chief SJB Organiser former MP Vijayapala Hettiarachchi and was attended by a large number of people. The SJB Akmeemana Electorate Office was also opened simultaneously.
Speaking at the event, the Opposition Leader disclosed that the government together with the MPs of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) are plotting against the CBSL Chief, in a move to appoint one of their cronies to the position.
Despite some people’s questioning on the current CBSL Chief’s dual citizenship, the entire country remembers who appointed a dual citizen as a CBSL Governor many years ago, Premadasa reminded, adding that the same individual who had claimed that he had a wedding to attend to had fled the nation and now is nowhere to be found.
The Opposition Leader raised suspicion whether the next step of the plot against the Governor would be the recalling of the former CBSL Governor who had fled the country and having him reinstated, and reminded that there is also a predecessor to the current CBSL Chief living in Sri Lanka who had bragged that there is ‘no connection‘ between money printing and inflation and acted arbitrarily.
Some parties showing their political opportunism have joined forces with a rogue government that paid compensation for a manure ship, was involved in the sugar scam, the coconut oil scam and the coal scam, the Opposition Leader added.
These opportunists not only sold themselves out but also sold the name of Ranjan Ramanayake, Premadasa went on, adding that they have not granted the former MP full freedom.