President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened Sri Lanka's first automated motor vehicle production line of Micro Cars at the Polgahawela Industrial Zone yesterday (April 18).
The President inspected the production including the hi-tech welding plant after ceremonially unveiling the commemorative plaque.
At the ceremony, a Micro van which is the latest model of Micro vehicles was presented to the President by Micro Cars Chairman Dr. Lawrence Perera. The Chairman officially handed over the documents of the first consignment of vehicles to be exported to Bangladesh to the President.
Addressing the gathering International Monetary Cooperation Senior Minister and Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama said new productions are a must for a country to achieve its development potential.
"Micro Cars Limited has set an example by introducing its own production. New airports, ports, highways and modern infrastructure facilities will help attract new investments, which will help boost production."
Dr. Perera said new technology should be introduced to the villages. He added that the company is progressing bringing the Sri Lankan identity to the world.