At the end of the 10 years of the Rajapaksa regime, that figure stood at Rs. 348,627, up from Rs. 112,239 previously.
During that regime, the figure rose by Rs. 236,388.
Economists say that the present government has obtained more loans in four years, than what the Rajapaksa regime obtained.
If the borrowings are made as projected, the figure will go up to Rs. 676,599 by the end of 2018.