Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs will work with the other ministries such as Finance and National Enterprise Development to assist small and medium business which keeps the economy going.
“Ministry of National Polices and Economic Affairs will work with the other ministries such as Finance and National Enterprise Development to assist small and medium business which is the life blood of country’s economy,” he said during the opening of Entrepreneur Sri Lanka 2018 Exhibition at the BMICH yesterday morning.
Prime Minister pledged to increase assistance to SMEs in the future. “Banks in this country had not assisted the SMEs the way we expected them to and we will see to it that they will assist the businesses this year and in 2019,” he said.
Mr. Wickremesinghe said the objective of the government is to see emerging of SMEs which could cater to international markets. He said some SMEs have managed to attract the international markets and the others will have to follow through.
He said innovativeness will help the SMEs to attract foreign markets and they will be trained to face such challenges in the future. (Yohan Perera)
mad dog Sunday, 01 April 2018 09:58 PM
Ranil, in the interest of our nation please resign as the PM and allow a youngster to take over your job. Think about the country before you think about your own benefit.
Damayanthi Sunday, 01 April 2018 10:28 PM
Suriya Sunday, 01 April 2018 10:32 PM
Enough of national policies...we know how you treated the Chinese first and then went behind them.
weera Sunday, 01 April 2018 10:47 PM
"Banks in this country had not assisted the SMEs the way we expected" So, are you going to fix the problem by hiring experts from Singapore? What a joker!!!
td Sunday, 01 April 2018 10:59 PM
Government should establish a business development bank ( financial institution) devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.To help create and develop strong businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
Dhammika Monday, 02 April 2018 08:29 AM
Nothing progressive has happened since Jan 2015 AND nothing will happen in the next 3 years under RW ! .
Neil Monday, 02 April 2018 09:06 AM
Please step down. The whole country wants you out.
Sunil Monday, 02 April 2018 09:22 AM
Exactly what I was going to say. Please GO!
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