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Prime Minister assures to make Sri Lanka a business hub

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 28, 2018 19:39

Prime Minister assures to make Sri Lanka a business hub

Today is the eighth day of the International Book Fair 2018. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe also joined in viewing the Book Exhibition today.

The International Book Fair is being held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The Prime Minister arrived at the exhibition premises this morning and took action to purchase books. The Prime Minister exchanged pleasantries with school children and the people who were at the site while viewing the Exhibition.

Meanwhile, the commemoration marking UNESCO International Day for Universal Access to Information commenced under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization has declared this day and the commemoration is being organized under the guidance of the Ministry of Telecommunications Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. It is being held today and tomorrow in Colombo. The importance of universal access for information in achieving peace and sustainable development among member countries was discussed at length. This commemoration was launched with the consent of all UNESCO member countries in 2016 with the prime objective of strengthening the task of the organization and expressing support for enhancement of knowledge in member countries.

Expressing his views on the occasion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said that Sri Lanka is dedicated not only making the island Production Centre through a knowledge-based economy but also a business hub.

The Prime Minister said

“Freedom of Media and Freedom of Expression is the cornerstone of democracy and information. Markets have changed. Super Markets are being closed. 

Barnes and Noble books which I wish to visit while going abroad/ are now closing their doors. Instead internet trade is becoming popular. This is the world’s future. Knowledge is its key, as the fourth industrialized revolution is to be on knowledge. How are we to gain the necessary knowledge? We should now look at the future. Sri Lanka is a small state. We have a limited market. As such we should go for digital economic policies. We should change the business system and become not only production centre but also a business hub. Knowledge is the foundation for it. We are dedicated to achieve these targets, and have already embarked on this journey.”

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 28, 2018 19:39