Govt. has created 400,000 jobs: PM

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Government is spearheading a well-planned strategy to create a strong economy in the country by 2020 by providing infrastructure and other financial services, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Prime Minister was speaking at a ceremony in Makandura, Gonawala in Kurunegala to open newly constructed Business Research and Development Center yesterday.

The Prime Minister pointed out the Government since 2015 has been able to create 400,000 job opportunities in the country.

The Premier in his speech also highlighted the importance of private sector involvement to uplift the economy observing that the Government alone could not shoulder the entire burden.

The Premier also stressed the need to empower small scale entrepreneurs, adding that they are the strength of the village economy.

The Business Research and Development Center was established at the Wayamba University jointly with the National Enterprise Development Authority with a capital of Rs.60 million.

Ministers Rishad Bathiudeen and Akila Viraj Kariyawasam also participated.

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