The trade chambers and a professional body yesterday in a special statement requested all Sri Lankans to cast their votes in the upcoming election with utmost responsibility to elect a stable government which truly can carry forward a national agenda enabling and guaranteeing all Sri Lankans to live in harmony.
“We strongly believe that the country has undergone many calamities and socio-political upheavals, resulting in instability in the past few decades, thus preventing the nation realizing its dreams.
Such an environment ultimately brought about the current economic setbacks and therefore it is immensely important for all concerned parties to appreciate the imminent need for stability, the social cohesion and the communal, racial and religious harmony to build a prosperous nation,” the statement said.
The statement also requested every candidate seeking a mandate on August 17 to foster and guarantee communal, racial and religious harmony during the period of elections and thereafter.
The statement was issued by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), National Chamber of Exporters (NCE), Joint Apparel Associations Forum ( JAAF) Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) International Chamber of Commerce – Sri Lanka (ICC) together with the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) which is the apex body representing all recognized professional associations in the country.
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