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SL cannot afford lockdowns anymore: Cabraal

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State Minister of Money, Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal today (28) said that Sri Lanka cannot afford a lockdown half the population not being able to face it’s fallout.

In a tweet, the State Minister said that as a result of lockdowns 4.5 million persons in small and medium sized enterprises being driven to despair and macro fundamentals being seriously compromised.

He further said that due to lockdowns long-term economic damage will be widespread.

“The country must be kept open and functioning.
However strict restrictions must be imposed against COVID-19,” he said.


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