'FTA not mutually beneficial'
Expert : Issues should be ironed out
There are serious issues in the Indo-Lanka Free
Trade Agreement (FTA) that India and Sri Lanka should iron out
before phasing into other trade agreements. The FTA should be of
mutual benefit to both countries which is not the case at present,
Vice President SAARC Chamber of Commerce, Past President Federation
of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka and Past Chairman,
International Chamber of Commerce, Tissa Jayaweera said.
Agri-research should be conducted at farm-level - Experts
Sri Lanka’s export earnings from non-traditional
agricultural products could be doubled from the current Rs. 4,000
million in the next two years by enhancing scientific and organised
production, National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL)
Secretary Sarath de Silva said.
People - friendly public transport system on the cards
The Ministry of Transport has drawn up a master
plan to develop an effective and people-friendly public transport
system which would provide economic benefit to the country,
Transport Ministry Secretary Dr. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan said.He said
the bottom line is to promote a transport system which is
environment-friendly, accessible and affordable to commuters.