Nature’s Secrets Chairman says:
CEPA detrimental to Sri Lanka
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and
Sri Lanka has failed to deliver what was expected of it. Trade has
not improved to the anticipated level and trade under the FTA
remains less than five percent, business leader and Chairman and
Managing Director, Nature’s Secrets, Samantha Kumarasinghe said.
Ease of Doing Business to facilitate business ventures
The Government while creating an enabling
environment to expand business, will look for ways and means to
reduce the turn-around time in matters related to doing business.
State institutions strive to cut down on bureaucracy in government
policies and regulations to facilitate and fast track setting up
business ventures, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told guests at
the launch of the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ program recently.
Under former regime:
‘Most projects entertained as unsolicited proposals
Although many construction projects were
undertaken during the past regime there has been no transfer of new
technology to the country, a construction industry expert and past
CEO and Secretary General of the Chamber of Construction Industry,
Daksitha Thalagodapitiya said.