Opposition trying to dodge IMF debate in House – Parliamentary sources
According to Parliamentary sources, the Opposition is trying to avoid the debate on April 25 and 26 regarding the agreement signed between the Government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
This situation has arisen due to the Opposition’s demand for the Sinhala and Tamil translations of the agreement signed with the International Monetary Fund. TNA Member of Parliament M. A. Sumanthiran has made a special request to provide the Sinhala translation of the agreement.
Meanwhile, the Parliamentary debate on the Indo-Lanka Agreement was held even though only the English version of the agreement was presented to Parliament.
Apart from this, as a special opportunity, MPs get the opportunity to express their views in Parliament in all three languages-Sinhala, Tamil and English.
The agreement signed by the IMF with Sri Lanka is in English only. Chief Government Whip Prasanna Ranatunga said that the Opposition is trying to avoid the IMF debate on the basis of a language barrier.