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Friday, May 25 , 2012 - 06.10 GMT
Live within means to manage economy - President


President Mahinda Rajapaksa has pointed out the need for proper management in lifestyles in line with the economic limits.

Participating in an event to release the 2011 Annual Report of Ministry of Finance and Planning 2011 at the Ministry Thursday, the President has said that attention should be focused on the aspiration of youths and modern technology when drawing economic plans.

Commenting on the frequent trade union actions in the country, the President has said that as a former trade union leader he is happy to meet demands of the trade unions but the workers also should realize that there are some limitations in granting concessions to the working class.

He has said that foreign investors are keen on investing in Sri Lanka due to prevailing peace and the government is pursuing avenues to bring in foreign direct investment to the country.

President Rajapaksa also has emphasized developing the country agriculturally. Due to the government's proper agricultural policies the country has become self-sufficient in rice and other food crops, he has pointed out.

Deputy Minister of Finance & Planning Geethanjana Gunawardena presented the annual report to the President, who is also the Minister Finance & Planning.

Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation Dr. Sarath Amunugama and Secretary to the Finance Ministry, Dr. P.B. Jayasundara also addressed the occasion.



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