Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has observed that the consensual Government has enhanced employment opportunities during its tenure and is spearheading a well-planned strategy to create a strong economy in the country by 2020 by providing infrastructure and other financial services.
He was speaking at a ceremony in Makandura, Gonawala in Kurunegala to open newly constructed Business Research and Development Center yesterday. He stated that the Government since 2015 has been able to create 400,000 job opportunities in the country. Private sector involvement to uplift the economy is important. The Government alone could not shoulder the entire burden. We need to empower small scale entrepreneurs, as they are the strength of the village economy.
Ministers Rishad Bathiudeen and Akila Viraj Kariyawasam also participated.