Sri Lanka President promises new Economic programme


Feb 21, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena said a new economic programme of the government will be finalized by the National Economic Council (NEC) by next week.

Chairing a meeting at the Presidential secretariat the President held detailed discussions on the rapid changes required in the country, Tuesday.

He said that short term and long term programmes needed to be implemented and a decision was taken to speed up economic development.

The National Economic Council was appointed by President Sirisena last year to take policy decisions for economic development and the Council and this was their its 8th meeting.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers Sarath Amunugama, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Mangala Samaraweera,   John Senevirathne, Sajith Premadasa, Rauff Hakeem, Malik Samarawickrama, Faizer Mustapha, Navin Dissanayake, Secretary to the President Austin Fernando, General Secretary of the National Economic Council Prof Lalith Samarakoon, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, Secretary to the Cabinet, Mr. Sumith Abeysinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance. Dr. R.H.S Samaratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs , K. D.S. Ruwanchandra, Governor of the Central Bank Indrajit Coomaraswamy and others were in attendance.