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Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 15:48
Update: The Prime Minister ready to take even unpopular decisions for the betterment of the country
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The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament today that even unpopular actions would have to be taken for the betterment of the country.

He was making a statement in parliament with regard to the government’s future economic policy for the country.

The government future economic policy has targeted five major goals.

Among them are: Generating one million jobs, increasing government revenue, promoting rural economy, making citizens landholders and economically empowering the country’s middle class.

In addition, the prime minister said that 2500 Grama Rajya development centers would be set up. 

A 13 year school education for every child would be made mandatory and the maximum number of child to be enrolled for a classroom would be limited to 35.


Update: Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 19:11
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Lands and houses to be given to those who are devoid of them - PM

Premier Ranil Wickramasinghe stated that 30 lakhs of those who are given government lands under various license will be issued clear land deeds.

Also those living in government owned houses for more than ten years will be given the ownership.

He further stated that EPF and ETF funds will be utilized to establish a retirement plan named “Retirement benefit foundation”.

He stated the above while issuing a special statement at the parliament regarding the government’s future economic strategy of distributing lands and houses to the homeless, establishing a retirement plan using EPF and ETF funds and granting ownership to those living in state owned houses for more than ten years.

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