Lankans in Perth voice their eagerness to assist Lanka:
Sagala explains plans for establishing Office of Overseas Lankans :
President Ranil Wickremesinghe convened with members of Sri Lanka’s diaspora community in Perth yesterday (9).
During the meeting, the President provided an update on the nation’s recovery efforts and discussed strategies for modernizing the economy.
Throughout the discussions, the diaspora voiced their eagerness to assist the Government in advancing economic development across various sectors, such as climate change and tourism.
Additionally, President’s Chief-of-Staff Sagala Ratnayaka detailed plans for establishing the Office of Overseas Sri Lankans. He emphasized that this initiative would provide an avenue for the diaspora to engage constructively with the Government.
In response to various inquiries, the President affirmed the Government’s dedication to executing longstanding policies.
Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, PC provided further insight into initiatives aimed at facilitating programmes in Sri Lanka that are backed by Sri Lankan expatriates.
Sagala Ratnayaka underscored the ongoing IMF programme, emphasizing the importance of the diagnostics report released last year. He appealed for the continuous backing of the Sri Lankan diaspora in carrying forward the reform programme.
Meanwhile, the President explained the efforts to revamp Sri Lanka’s education system, which includes plans for introducing private universities. Accompanying the President were Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief-of-Staff Sagala Ratnayaka, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia, Chitranganee Wagiswara, Member of Parliament Chinthaka Mayadunna and Sri Lanka’s Consul General to Western Australia.
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