Primary industries minister Daya Gamage is presently touring Thailand to take part in several programmes to expand bilateral trade ties. He has attended a business forum organized by the Sri Lankan embassy and the Thai industrial federation.
Mr. Gamage led an 18-member Sri Lankan delegation to the occasion, which also saw the participation of representatives of 40 leading Thai companies.The Sri Lankan delegation also inspected the hospital for Buddhist monks in Bangkok.
There is no truth whatsoever to claims by some that the government was going to privatize the petroleum sector, says deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage. She was speaking at a function at the BMICH yesterday to felicitate CPC and petroleum storage employees who have completed 25 years of service.
A total of 304 employees received gold awards from minister Chandima Weerakkody and Dr. Gamage.
The government has now taken up a major challenge to generate one million employment opportunities while increasing exports in the next five years to create a new Sri Lanka, Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage said.
“At this juncture our biggest challenge is that the country is now grappled with a major debt trap created by the previous government. Along with that there is paying high interest and loan component for that debt, we have to double exports and have a big challenge to create one million jobs in the next few years,” Gamage told the television talkshow “Malimawa” telecast on Siyatha TV last night.