Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake is of the view that the best solution to bring down the prices of goods was to increase production.
The Minister said that the best solution is to increase the production of the country. The Government is not ready to betray the country without presenting solutions. They are not prepared to go for this programme targeting elections. They always consider and give priority to the country. He revealed of plans that are underway to take the country on the correct path. The Government is handling the country, taking the lessons learnt from 1970 to 77. He added that the cost of living should definitely decelerate when the country becomes self sufficient in this manner.
The Minister was speaking after commissioning a rural electrification scheme at Kirigalahena in Horana under the “Vidulamu Lanka” programme. It cost 12 million rupees. About 400 families will benefit. Parliamentarian Vidura Wickramanayake was present.