Speaking at a function at Horana Hospital yesterday (10), the minister said he would strongly support the extensive devolution of powers.
Leaders like Mahathir Mohamed, Lee Quan Yew, Park Geun-hye somehow brought about reconciliation before developing their countries, he said.
Senaratne strongly criticized the manner in which the Rajapaksa regime obtained loans.
According to him, that administration did not seek World Bank loans or foreign investments, but instead made unwritten borrowings from the NSB, PB and the BoC.
The present regime was unlike its predecessor, he added.