Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 11:13
Government's Priority Is Economic Development - Finance Minister


Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says this government's priority is economic development and it is no easy task to revive an economy, which has been on the decline.

However, the Government is now taking the economy on the path of recovery and the economy will achieve unprecedented growth with new innovations, the Minister predicted.

While noting that the public were questioning when the government was going to provide relief for them, Minister Karunanayake said that people's expectations will soon bear fruit as the country is slated to undergo a revolutionary change in its economy, in the near future.

"Many ask us what benefits they will get under the Yahapalana Government. I have one request; give us a brief time further to revive this economy and lift it to greater heights," he said.

"We took over an economy, which had been destroyed due to corrupt practices and financial indiscipline. But we will never let the people feel the ill effects of these economic issues."

The Minister made these remarks on Saturday (April 09) while participating as the chief guest at an event held to declare open the Crow Island Beach Park at Mattakkuliya.

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