Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
28 Jul, 2021 | 10:07 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has assured President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that it was ready to promote the export and tourism sectors, as soon as the country returns to normalcy with the COVID-19 vaccination drive.
This was at a meeting with the Head of State held at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (Jul. 27).
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce further pointed out that it could contribute to developing the economy under the policies listed in the ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ national policy framework.
During the meeting with the President, the officials of the also CCC highlighted the possibility of expanding export opportunities by entering into a Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom.
Whilst pointing out that investors are discouraged due to certain laws and regulations in the country, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stressed that one of the main objectives of the Government was to remove such obstacles and to encourage exports, by preventing corruption and malpractices through digitalization.
The Head of State also emphasized that it was the Government’s responsibility to create employment opportunities and provide opportunities for the youth to come forward as entrepreneurs and businesspersons.
Secretary to the President, P.B. Jayasundera, and the new office bearers of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce attended the meeting among others.
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