Government as well as Opposition members are tasked with the responsibility of working together to strengthen the local economy. This has been emphasized by Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne
Opening the budget debate on behalf of the Government today, the Prime Minister said he is happy that this budget has given prominence to agricultural production. The country can only be built in this manner. The country had been possible to grow all its food requirements within three months. By the implementation of this programme, Sri Lanka can become a self-sufficient country, The Prime Minister called on everyone to unite at this moment to develop the country and strengthen the economy. He said that all political parties can have their own visions.