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Sri Lanka new administration gave freedoms to people: Finance Minister

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s new administration restored a series of civil freedoms to the people, ending an era where people were abducted by white vans, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

"That there is more freedom in the country is something everyone knows," Karunanayake told parliament presenting a budget for 2016

Some economic freedoms however have been undermined by the new administration with corruption also raising its head through high profile deals, critics have said.

This week the administration slammed price controls on several goods.

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