Shop Talk

The cream of Sri Lankas business community on Thursday, failed to come up with a pressure plan to get the warring political parties to see eye-to-eye.
Businessmen expressed various opinions and ways and means of pressuring the President and the Government towards a continuation of the peace process.rn

rnThe Joint Business Forum (JBiz) weighted the pros and cons of joined dialogue with the President and the Prime Minister, public demonstrations supported by civil society and religious groups, token strikes, cutting political and Presidential funds, boycotting the payment of taxes, Constitutional reforms and holding Provincial Council elections on one single day endash but did not make a final decision on immediate action.rn

rnBut JBiz Chairman Mahendra Amarasuriya said the political impasse has to be resolved fast if the country was to avoid war and economic collapse. rn

rnldblquote Sri Lanka has a very fragile economy that is dependent on FDI and peace,
dblquote said Amarasuriya, ldblquote The