|Wednesday, 3 March 2004|
by Chamikara Weerasinghe
Young Executives Association, comprising directors, managers, marketing executives and owners of leading private sector companies in Sri Lanka, announced their support to Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse, last Wednesday to start several industrial and agricultural projects in the country.
The executives said they would extend their support free-of-charge to Mahinda Rajapakse to develop the garment industry and agriculture productivity through novel methods of production maximization and direct marketing.
They were speaking at a meeting with the Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse at Trans Asia Hotel, Colombo, where they discussed about current political situation and industrial strategies to boost the country's economy.
The Secretary of the Association, Thimira Rajapaksa said they have been denied of their services to the country because of corrupt ministers and bureaucrats in government institutions, who prevent them from entering the mainstream of such development activities, thus sidelining their expertise, which otherwise would have made major contributions towards country's industrial development.
Mahinda Rajapakse told the executives he was prepared to get the services of the Young Executives Association and said that he would make a team of youth executives to take charge in the country's functions relating to industrial development.
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