Ranil Wickremesinghe – the Prime Minister who couldn’t
Under Ranil’s leadership and with the total support of both the United National Front and Sajith Premadasa, Sri Lanka now finds itself with one foot in the grave – the economy is in shambles, the debt levels have reached unsustainable numbers, unemployment is at a new record high, our youth is fleeing the country in search for better opportunities, human inequality has increased and so forth. All of this has transpired in a short span of years starting with 2015 when the United National Front took power in Sri Lanka. All the positive economic numbers have disappeared, no new jobs have been created, and the GDP growth rate has decreased from 5% in 2015 to 4.4% in 2016, to 3.4% in 2017, and to 3.2% in 2018.
All the facts presented above should put to shame any political party or leader in any civilized part of the world. But not in Sri Lanka, apparently, where the United National Front has the audacity to tell you that Ranil Wickremesinghe is not only a good Prime Minister, but that he will also retain his position in the Government provided that Sajith Premadasa will win the Presidential elections. You heard that right – the man responsible for the total destruction of the Sri Lankan economy will keep his job, while the other man who can boast only about being a career politician for his entire life will become the President of a failed nation. Is this the country you want to live in? Because we don’t!