Sri Lanka President pledges to fulfill promises made to the people despite challenges
Sat, Feb 12, 2022, 09:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Feb 12, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the nature or extent of the challenges will not matter in fulfilling the promises made to the people. Development works continue in the country while taking necessary steps to control the COVID-19 pandemic, President’s Media Division said.
The President also pointed out that the economy, which had been collapsed for nearly two years, is gradually recovering.
The President made these remarks participating in the first round of discussions in a series of sessions with professionals representing various fields, held at the President’s House yesterday (11).
The professionals who participated in the discussion said that they are further committed to make the national program a success by giving the necessary strength to achieve the goals desired by the President.
The majority of the people are positive about the President’s program, President’s Media Division said.
The professionals vehemently rejected the allegations spread by some sections with the objective of achieving narrow political agendas. They pointed out that Sri Lanka is moving forward systematically at a time when the entire world is in a deep economic crisis.
Experts in the field said that the new approach to agriculture initiated by the President is being continuously supported by the researchers and entrepreneurs who are engaged full time in these fields.
The experts highlighted the need to focus on renewable energy sources and stressed that they would unconditionally support the government to remove existing barriers in this regard.
Representatives from a wide range of fields, including education, policy, sociology, agriculture, research, water and renewable energy, medical, engineering and innovation, were present at the discussion with the President.
Ministers, State Ministers, Members of Parliament, the Governor of the Central Bank, the Secretary to the President, the Principal Advisor to the President and many others were also present.