Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has stated that country has embarked in an era of development and the groundwork is now being laid to transform next three years into an era of development.
Premier was addressing a meeting held at the Kaduwela Divisional Secretariat to mark the distribution of certificates to 3,000 women who had completed a sewing training course and the distribution of sewing machines to 80 of them. The programme was organised by International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe.
He said that investors would set up industrial zones in Horana, Kaluatra and Avissawella to open garment industries.100 acres were allocated in Horana for the purpose and the area would be increased to 1000 acres. Industrial zones would be set up in Kalutara, Avissawella, and Hambantota.
He added that women will be able to seek employment in factories set up in the zones without facing various problems and vicissitudes by seeking employments abroad.
Most Ven. Ittepane Dhammalankara Mahanayake Thera of the Kotte Sri Kalyani Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha and Nalandaramadhipati Ven. Theeniyawala Palitha Thera spoke. Ven. Dambara Amila Thera and Ven. Attanagma Gnanawimala Thera were present.