Can’t allow irrational laws to impede our economy: President

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that irrational laws should not obstruct the policies formulated to achieve the economic objectives of the people.

The President stated this during a discussion with officials and ministry secretaries attached to the Plantation Industry sector at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. The PMD said the meeting was called to find solutions to a number of issues faced by the Plantation Industry.

President Rajapaksa stressed that the state and affiliated institutions should not resort to legal measures and instead resolve their issues through discussion. Accordingly, long rooted legal issues between the State Timber Corporation and the Sri Lanka State Plantations Corporation were discussed in depth. The President also emphasized the importance of removing the plantations that are not suitable to the country or harmful to the environmental conservation of Sri Lanka and planting the crops most suitable to the country.

"State institutions should be maintained without burdening the Treasury. It should not take long to present these strategies. Mutual understanding among state institutions and proper awareness about state policies will ensure that there would not be any conflicts among institutions. When a government makes the right decision with regard to a state policy, all state institutions should comply. There should be no room to withhold carrying out the right thing. The state official who could not execute the right thing is a burden to this nation. The state official is an individual who resolves issues and not neglects them," President Rajapaksa stressed.

The President noted that a decision was taken to cease the importation of Ethanol which had been traumatizing the economy for a long time and he added that he would not withdraw his decision due to any influence from businessmen. The PMD said it was revealed during the meeting that state institutions had to resort to legal action as the affiliated institutions had not properly discussed their issues with each other.

"It came to light that the Land Reforms Commission has filed over 800 cases and 300 out of them were against the Plantation Corporation," it said. Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana and Secretary to the President Dr. P.B Jayasundera were also present at the discussion.

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  • Lord Wolfstein Friday, 15 May 2020 08:03 PM

    Irrational laws are all laws that against the criminal actions of your clan isn't it.

    Jaffna Hindu Middle class Tamil Friday, 15 May 2020 08:33 PM

    President may not have a University degree but surprisingly he is very intelligent and an intellectual. India is a big country but I can bet there is not a single person there who can match Gotabaya in any shape or form.

    karu Saturday, 16 May 2020 11:47 AM

    This type of thinking makes you the most brainiest person in the entire world.

    Andy Silva Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:36 PM

    Why do you want to compare...

    Ranjith Friday, 15 May 2020 09:44 PM

    You have to think out of the do something extraordinary to out smart past presidents JRJ and RP we want you to perform not simply be a administrator

    Kamal Friday, 15 May 2020 10:02 PM

    I agree, Mr President. Also plenty of red tape and bottle necks in doing businesses and lethargic old folks who is an obstacles for using technologies for faster results. Either they change or get them changed.

    rama Friday, 15 May 2020 11:15 PM

    We are proud of you SIR, if you really keen on this, we are on the right track.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Friday, 15 May 2020 11:55 PM

    Who decides whether laws are irrational, the courts or the President?

    Mahesh Friday, 15 May 2020 11:55 PM

    Very true. Get rid of useless secateries and any government officer not upto the standard. Also get rid of old fashion thinkers and useless art degree holders. These are the biggest problem in government sector as they are very weak in problem solving matters. Get hold of energetic young individuals so you will be able to build this country.

    remove obstacles relating to FDI Saturday, 16 May 2020 12:13 PM

    need to get rid of commissions and red tape mr president

    Antony Jude Saturday, 16 May 2020 04:08 PM

    In the view of President, irrational law is a law against the criminal and illegal activities committed by him previously. There are number of pending court cases against him.

    jayt Sunday, 17 May 2020 04:36 AM

    You have to thank you embassy spies not him

    jayt Sunday, 17 May 2020 04:44 AM

    You will have to import more Malays/ Chinese and give them Sinhalese to achieve that. Sinhalese Buddhists Modayas have proven to the world that they do not have the brain to rule the country. that is why they gave foreigners Sinhalese names and ask them to rule the country


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