Sri Lanka’s premier trade chamber Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) said it holds President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe responsible and accountable for the choice of ministers appointed yesterday.
The CCC in a brief statement noted that it expects the political leadership will focus on the development of the country as Sri Lanka has serious challenges to overcome. “We hold the President and the Prime Minister responsible and accountable for the choice of ministers.
“We have serious challenges to overcome including the challenge of meaningful implementation of the development agenda. We want to see that happen and we want to see policy makers take action to achieve results.
“We expect the political leadership to respect the need for integrity in all of their actions and also call on them to provide the space for public officers to carry out their duties and functions without unwarranted political interference.
“It’s our fervent hope that political parties will refrain from creating issues that will distract from the focus on serving the people,” the statement said.