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Trained youth cadre will be set up to win over local and foreign economies – PM

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in Parliament yesterday that a trained youth cadre will be established to win over the local and foreign economies.

The Prime Minister also said that providing training and necessary knowledge is ongoing to fulfill the job aspirations of the youth and the young generation will be given the ability and opportunity to develop as entrepreneurs.

The Prime Minister was speaking in the debate held after the President presented the terms of the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Parliament.

“We are proud of the successful harvest reaped by farmers in the midst of this crisis. All the citizens of the country practised financial discipline in the last six months and the departments and institutions belonging to the Government also did the same and that is the basis to prevent wastage and corruption,” the PM said.

The Prime Minister said that a new door has been opened for the entire nation through the IMF programme and the opportunity has arisen to revive the country despite the visible and invisible obstacles.

The Premier also said that the most difficult period in the history of the country was the last seven months. There was no problem regarding the employment of any government employee yet, and measures were taken to secure the employments of lakhs of people in the private sector as well,” the MP said

“The public and the private sectors cooperated and the private sector is especially necessary for the revival of the economy, the PM added.


Opposition should come together to rebuild motherland – Jagath

Foreign Employment State Minister Jagath Pushpakumara said in Parliament yesterday that he requests the Opposition to come together to rebuild the country without criticizing the revival efforts.

He also proposed that even Constitution be amended to give any positions to Sajith Premadasa and Anura Kumara Dissanayake if they want positions.

“The Ministers should also make some sacrifices and if everyone comes together and makes sacrifices, the country can be brought back to normal,” he said.

The State Minister was participating in the debate after the President presented the terms of the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Parliament. The challenge accepted by the President is not trivial.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe assumed the office of the Prime Minister at a time when some people were trying to create a situation like in 1971, 1983, 1988 and1989 by killing MPs, burning houses, and creating fear of death. The country would have been in a serious situation if he had not gone to the IMF. All the parties that ruled the country are responsible for this situation. The LTTE, JVP and the Easter attack should also be responsible for this situation, he added.


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