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Sri Lanka President wants new economic program

Feb 21, 2018 05:21 AM GMT+0530 | 2 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - A National Economic Council set up by President Maithripala Sirisena will come up with a 'new economic program' by next week, a statement from his office said after a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other officials.

"During the meeting, detailed discussions were held on the rapid changes required in the country and short term and long term programmes needed to be implemented and the decision to be taken to speed up economic development," the statement said.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers Sarath Amunugama, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Mangala Samaraweera,  John Senevirathne, Sajith Premadasa, Rauff Hakeem, Malik Samarawickrama, Faizer Mustapha, Navin Dissanayake were at the meeting.

General Secretary of the National Economic Council, Lalith Samarakoon, Governor of the Central Bank Indrajit Coomaraswamy were also present.

President's secretary Austin Fernando, Prime Minister's secretary Saman Ekanayake, Cabinet Secreatart, Sumith Abeysinghe, Finance. Secretary R.H.S Samaratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies K. D.S. Ruwanchandra also participated. (Colombo/Feb19/2018)



  1. Ranjan February 21, 10:34 AM

    Its not the economic programme stupid. Its your failure to apprehend the fraudsters that you promised, cost you the election. Voters are not idiots for you to fool around

  2. ToroMale February 21, 09:03 AM

    President and PM never had an economic plan, they just took MR's economic plan and put new names. Example Port city became Financial City. This will be another failure of the Yahaplana government.

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