President consults scholars & intellectuals on economic plans

President consults scholars & intellectuals on economic plans

A special meeting to get ideas, proposals and suggestions from economists, scholars and public officials for formulation of future economic plans to build a contented and peaceful society and an exemplary nation with high income by achieving sustainable development by 2030, was held yesterday (March 31) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The discussion themed ‘Economy and the Way Forward of Sri Lanka’ was participated by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, Secretary to the President P. B. Abeykoon, Secretaries to the Ministries, Senior Government Officials, university lecturers and Professors.
They discussed about the ways to make plans to achieve future development goals.

Sri Lanka’s mid-term goal is to generate million job opportunities, increase the income level of the people, develop the rural economy and build a broad and strong middle class. The scholars presented their ideas on the methods and ways and means to achieve those goals.

President Sirisena stated that the future development and economic plans will be made by recognizing the shortfalls of the government through this kind of discussions in which the government officials, scholars and intellectuals could present their ideas freely.

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