he former Chairman of the COPE Prof. Charitha Herath today hit back at the former Minister of Justice and the current Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Sabry against his remarks that the Cabinet of Ministers was clueless with regard to the economic crisis.
Taking to twitter, the former COPE Chair released a document which included a Notice to the Cabinet by the former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa with regard to the country’s foreign currency outflows and the distribution of responsibility on foreign currency inflow.
The annexure attached to the document, which included the expected outflows and inflows during 2022, underlined the debt servicing payments, maturing sovereign bonds and expenses with regard to goods imports.
Minister Ali Sabry on Friday (14) said that the Cabinet of Ministers “thought everything was ok” and failed to recognise the depth of the economic crisis, and were more invested in their own subjects and portfolios.
The former COPE Chairman shared the documents and pointed out that such is evidence that the financial issue was discussed at the Cabinet though no solution was found.
“True, first culprit of this disaster is the Cabinet of which Ali Sabry was a part.” he tweeted.