Former Minister Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka has been elected uncontested as the Chairman of the Economic Stabilisation Sub-Committee appointed under the National Council to identify short and medium-term programs related to economic stabilisation.
The aim of the sub-committee is to introduce an economic stabilisation programme in Sri Lanka within a month.
MP Patali’s name was proposed by Parliamentarian Vajira Abeywardena, and the motion was seconded by MPs Naseer Ahmed and Mano Ganesan.
The committee members expressed their views on the measures that can be taken for future economic security of the country, such as developing tea cultivation, increasing milk production, restructuring agriculture, fertiliser production, tourism industry, etc.
The members also agreed to discuss with experts in various fields and submit a report to the National Council on the 20th, proposals related to economic development in each field.
Accordingly, the members agreed to call experts on foreign exchange issues, debt restructuring, as well as officials from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Finance before the committee on the 13th to obtain their views.
It was also decided to invite experts and relevant officials in the fields of food, health, transportation, energy etc. to the committee on the 14th to get their opinions and suggestions.
The MPs also agreed to hold the next meeting of the National Council sub-committee on identifying short- and medium-term programs related to economic stabilisation on the 19th