‘Jobs can be created only by developing businesses’

2019-10-21 at 18:19

Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Gotabaya Rajapaksa says new job opportunities can be created only through improving and developing businesses.

Speaking at a rally in Ratnapura Gotabaya Rajapaksa said unemployment can be completely addressed through such measures.

Rajapaksa said jobs can be created only by developing businesses and by strengthening the economy.

He noted the SLPP has plans to develop the country, through a knowledge based, an agri based and through a tourism-based economy.

He said the SLPP has development plans to save the economy and to create jobs and end unemployment and urged the public to place their faith in him.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa also accused the present government of failing to prioritise the agriculture and plantation industries.

Rajapaksa said the present government did not pay any attention to agriculture and plantation which are both tied to the country’s culture and history.

He noted that the country must be self-sufficient in food with food security ensured.

Referring to the United People’s Freedom Alliance led government, Gotabaya Rajapaksa said at the time fertiliser concessions were provided while the country was self-sufficient in paddy.