Business leader turned Investment Promotion Minister Dhammika Perera yesterday did not mince his words but bluntly called for the resignation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as Finance Minister alleging that the latter is not sincere in tackling the burning problem of the country – boosting foreign reserves and currency.
Dhammika’s broadside on the veteran politician and six times Premier was during a briefing of some of the new initiatives taken by former’s Ministry’s Department of Immigration and Emigration yesterday.
Perera said: “From today I am also starting my struggle (Aragalaya) because in my first seven days in the Government, I saw what is really happening.
As Finance Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is playing a political game and that must be stopped. He is stopping all dollars-generating projects. He has no plans to enhance the cash flow of the country. He has no plans to ensure people have three meals. No plans to bring in more dollars.”
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