Government debt burden declines

Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 18:42

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government has been able to reduce the country’s debt burden by one billion US dollars as it allowed China to invest in the country in lieu of its huge lending.

The Premier stated this in parliament today while making a special statement on the country’s future economic vision.

Meanwhile, MP Ranjith Soyza quoted reports in parliament today saying that former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has left the country this afternoon before presenting the COPE report to parliament tomorrow.