Alliance Calling

Wooing support for its ticket to govern the country, the newly formed SLFP-JVP alliance flirted with the Colombo based business and international community on Tuesday.
The gala two-hour PR campaign, the first major public appearance since the alliance was signed in late January was mooted to ally fears of an anti-private sector regime in the making.rn

rnThe get-to-know-the-Alliance question and answer session attended by almost every leading businessman and representatives from the international lending agencies were told that the Alliance stood for a progressive regime that emphasises domestic production.rn

rnAvoiding every relevant question thrown at the Alliance by the business and international community, party officials pledged to work towards – a market friendly economic policy with private sector participation.rn

rnOther pledges included efforts to foster domestic resource based economic activities, strengthening SMEs, international market access for local companies, a top class public se