(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The National Sustainability Discourse a nonpolitical, no bias, scientific approach to achieve the Sustainable development goals by the year 2030 will be launch today (6th) under the patronage of President Mythreepala Sirisena at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall Secretary to the President Udaya R, Senaviratne disclose yesterday.
Addressing a media briefing at the Government Information Department Auditorium Mr. Senaviratne said the outcome of this discourse will be a creation of long term national development plan for Sri Lanka with the participation of whole society including all relevant sections.
Since this is a national exercise all leaders of country including former president, Leader of the Opposition and other leaders are invited the secretary said.
Seneviratne explained that in 2015, the President pledged at the United Nations to provide leadership to help achieve the sustainable development goals by the year 2030 and when he returned to the country he appointed Professor Mohan Munasinghe, Sri Lanka’s only Nobel Laureate to appoint an independent committee of experts, academics, and professionals to write the first draft of Sri Lanka’s 2030 sustainable development vision.
Describing the need of no bias development policy, Coordination Secretary to the President Siral Lakthilaka said that although Sri Lanka has gain Mid income status with $4000 per capita income, disparities are still remains with 53% of the population is living under the poverty line.
AdditionalSecretary to the President Jayantha Wijeratne, Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, Prof. Hemanthi Ranasinghe and the Director General of Government Information Attorney at Law. Sudarshana Gunawardena also participate in this event.