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‘Private sector, the main growth driver in SL’


The private sector forms the main catalyst in the country’s economic progress, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

'The government’s aim is a per capita GDP by the end of 2017 of 4000 dollars, Considering the potential of the economy to achieve a growth quotient of that level, the country should be focused on exports and acceptance of such exports should be in tandem with demand driven competition in overseas market destinations, the Prime Minister added. He was the chief guest and keynote speaker at the 'Business Today Top 30 Awards'.

Speaking further the PM said -

‘As you would have now noted, the budget this year was formulated with long term plans for development. Additionally, we aimed at debt reduction, simultaneously planning for stability, with access to capital. Job creation is what we would expect of you, the private sector. That is, creation of good jobs.


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