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Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives with flowers to receive blessings at the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 4 April 2018. On wednesday (4), Wickremesinghe survived a no-confidence motion in the Sri Lankan parliament with a 46 vote majority after a 12-hour debate with 122 MPs voted in his support while 76 MPs voting to remove the prime minister. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The system of policy and law enactment has come under fire, for its lack of transparency and closed-door attitude to open discussion and consultation.

rnrnIn a statement issued by the trade chamber, ldblquote If the private sector is to be considered the engine of growth, then it is imperative that the business community be informed of law and policy in the making.
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rnrnldblquote’85. It is imperative that they have both, adequate rights of participation in making decisions that affect their businesses and the right of audience with the decision makers
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rnrnBut despite constant lobbying, various interest groups endash the chambers of commerce, trade associations, academics and even the general public are often not involved in the whole decision making process.

rnrnThe chamber suggests adopting the British system of publishing discussion and consultative papers such as green and white papers, on government policy and impending legislation.

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