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Member of Parliament Patali Champika Ranawaka has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Council’s sub-committee on identifying short- and medium-term programs related to economic stabilization.
MP Patali Champika Ranawaka was elected as the Chairman of the National Council’s sub-committee during the first meeting of the said sub-committee held in Parliament today (07).
MP Ranawaka’s name was proposed for the post of Chairman by MP Vajira Abeywardena, which was seconded by MPs Mano Ganesan and Naseer Ahmed.
The committee members expressed their views on the measures that can be taken for the future economic security of the country, such as developing tea cultivation, increasing milk production, restructuring agriculture, fertilizer production, tourism industry, etc.
The members also agreed to discuss with experts in various fields and submit a report to the National Council on the 20th of October that includes economic development proposals related to each field.
Accordingly, the members agreed to call experts on foreign exchange issues, and debt restructuring, as well as officials from the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance before the committee on the 13th of October to get their views.
Also, it was decided to invite experts and relevant officials in the fields of food, health, transportation, energy etc.. to the committee on the 14th of October to get their opinions and suggestions.
The MPs also agreed to hold the next meeting of the National Council’s sub-committee on identifying short- and medium-term programs related to economic stabilization on the 19th of October.
Minister Naseer Ahmed, State Ministers Sisira Jayakodi, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, and Members of Parliament Vajira Abeywardena, M. Rameswaran, Mano Ganesan, A. L. M. Ataullah and Rauf Hakeem, and the Assistant Secretary General of the Parliament Tikiri Jayathilaka, were present at the meeting. (NewsWire)
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