Published on: November 12, 2022

Government lays the foundation to ensure the country’s leaders are responsible for its economy within a legal framework

 – Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Staff to the President Sagala Ratnayake

Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President on National Security Sagala Ratnayake said that the government has laid the foundation in setting the background to ensure the leaders of the country are responsible for the country’s economy, within a legal framework.

He made this observation while laying the foundation stone for a new boatyard of the Northwest Marine Lanka Pvt. Ltd. at the Dikkowita Fisheries Harbour, Wattala.

He commended the contribution of the private sector in the effort of reinvigorating the economy of the country at a time when it is experiencing the repercussions of inconsistent fiscal management policy decisions of the past.

He said further that the President plans to ease the burden on the people while developing the country. He added that the President expects to fulfil the responsibilities for the people far exceeding the recommendations made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He said that Sri Lanka could ensure its development through an export-oriented industry. He added that the government has already commenced the program to increase foreign investments and to create a conducive background for developing export-oriented industries.

Chairman of Sri Lanka Export Development Board Suresh de Mel, Chairman CeyNor Foundation A. P. Raj, Chairman Northwest Marine Lanka Jagath Udayakumara and Director Northwest Marine Lanka Pvt Ltd, Shewantha Rodrigo participated in the event.


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