SL the first coun­try that re­cov­ered fast from IS at­tack: Man­gala

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY SHEAIN FERNANDOPU­LLE

We will pro­vide re­lief to those af­fected, sub­se­quent to the ter­ror­ist at­tacks

Sri Lanka was the first coun­try in the world which was able to re­cover fast af­ter an IS ter­ror at­tack, Fi­nance Min­is­ter Man­gala Sa­ma­raweera said.

He ex­pressed these views to the me­dia af­ter con­clud­ing the meet­ing held with Op­po­si­tion Leader Mahinda Ra­japaksa and sev­eral min­is­ters and of­fi­cials on the cur­rent eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try at the Tem­ple Trees yes­ter­day.

The Min­is­ter said he would make a spe­cial state­ment in Par­lia­ment on Thurs­day on the dis­cus­sion held with the op­po­si­tion and the mea­sures that the gov­ern­ment had taken to up­grade the econ­omy in the coun­try.

“We will pro­vide re­lief to those af­fected, sub­se­quent to the ter­ror­ist at­tacks, in­clud­ing pan­dal mak­ers, virindu singers, artists and even for band teams,” he said.

Mean­while, he said there was a move by some ex­trem­ists in the coun­try to have a ‘Black July’ again in Sri Lanka.

“When I told this to Mr. Ra­japaksa, he also agreed on the state­ment made by me,” he added.

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