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Protection of local cultivators and industrialists assured

Jan 23, 2011 6:22:40 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Basil Rajapaksa is determined to make available investment opportunities appropriate to the country safeguarding the local cultivators as well as the industrialists.

The Minister said that they are determined to protect all local industrialists. The Government is proud to announce that all uniform distributed among schools this year had been produced by the local industrialists. He pointed out that the local farmer had produced more than the maize required by the country. If the government imported these items it would put the industrialists and the cultivators into difficulty. There, the Minister assured that the Government would not embarrass but protect them.

The Minister was speaking at the opening of a garment factory at Thalalla in Matara. The Government was focusing attention on the local industrialists. The Minister pointed out that their intention was to increase investments while encouraging the industrialists. Minister Dulles Alahapperuma was among those present.