Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday stressed that the government is committed to safeguarding the working population from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the world.
The Prime Minister in a message to mark the International Workers’ Day, which falls today said the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the country that it should have a unique economic policy and a self sufficient economy as a solution to the emerging situation.
He said that the Government which has been following this policy by safeguarding state sector and building up a national economy is greatly encouraged by these ideas taking root in the society.
The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing into question the viability of the open economic system accepted by the world so far . It is also teaching us that Sri Lanka too should change the economic policy followed so far, he said.
(Source: Daily News)