Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today the government was aiming to achieve a 9% growth by 2030 and though the task could be termed difficult it was not an impossible task.
“We have to achieve this by 2030. We must become a high income country. All our efforts have to be mobilized to achieve this goal. With the mini budget 2015, we increased the aggregate demand so that there is surplus in the hands of ordinary people. It is already seen in the increase in consumer goods. But there is still a lot of available and untapped consumable income in the economy, especially in the balance sheets of some of our companies,” he said.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said they wanted to ensure that a strong middle class exists in this country. “A lot of what happens in the coming years cannot be controlled by us. It is going to be in the hands of actors outside this country,” he said.
He said the country would have a high deficit initially but as investments grow and as revenue grows and we bring more and more people into the net, the government should be able to achieve its target for 2020.
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Comments - 9
Darm Thursday, 03 December 2015 05:37 PM
Wake up, man!!! You got elected for 5 years and make a realistic goal 2020. By the way, this guy has been in politics for nearly 40 years. Tell me one significant thing he has done for the country.
Mason Thursday, 03 December 2015 06:36 PM
It will never be achieved with the bloated cabinet, duty free vehicle permits, new expressways etc etc.
firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 03 December 2015 07:01 AM
Who cares statements about what happens in 2030 from people who can not plan well enough for the next year. LOL!
Sapu Thursday, 03 December 2015 07:42 AM
Hon.PM will face a lot of challanges when implementing his market economy but we will support anything good for SL
Giabao Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:12 AM
has anyone heard of any high income country growing at a rate of 9%. Can you please step out of your dream world and worth with your feet planted on ground!
Black Knight Wednesday, 02 December 2015 11:36 PM
Too late Mr PM... During the war, economically we were doing OK. Now you are claiming that trying to put all in order. 100 days have gone past.... do you need 100 years... please stop complaining and utilize our strategic location.
Premalal Thursday, 03 December 2015 12:08 AM
Great tactics. In 15 years most of us would be dead and those alive would not remember this .
simon Thursday, 03 December 2015 02:47 AM
What about 2016 first before you jump 14 years ahead ?
You N Pee Friday, 04 December 2015 03:05 PM
Absolute nothing significant...although a lot was expected of him...
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