He was addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony for the motor car assembly company in Labuyaya, Kuliyapitiya which was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The new company to be established fulfilling one of the election promises of the National Unity Government which was appointed with a mandate in 2015 will generate about 2,500 new job opportunities for the area.
The Premier said that the government will initiate several projects around the countryby 8th January, which create over 20,000 job opportunities. He said, but, neither the President nor he is satisfied with them. They will give more jobs.
He said, both President and he had to visit around the world to find necessary investments and thereby start new projects. “We should increase our revenue. Our export foreign exchange is not enough. So we should bring many foreign exchange generating projects. The thing what we should do for that is encourage industries and tourism.”
Further, the Premier while questioning the other criticizing parties whether developing this country is wrong said he is hopeful to see the young generation who engage in jobs come and buy motor cars manufactured by this Kuliyapitiya Factory.