May 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the National Economic Council (NEC) to hold a special one-day workshop on the government's comprehensive economic development plan for Ministers, Members of Parliament representing the government, Ministry secretaries and Central Bank and Treasury officials.
The President chairing the NEC meeting at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday said such a workshop will be helpful to enlighten the officials on the plans and also to obtain their views and suggestions.
National Economic Programme, comprising long term, short term as well as structural reform strategies was taken up for discussion at the meeting today.
The National Economic Programme is expected to consolidate and unify all economic plans and programs that have been proposed and implemented, so that there will be one comprehensive economic plan of the government.
In order to bring immediate benefits to people, the program has identified a Rapid Rural Development with a three year implementation period.