Our politicians have always had big economic dreams, manifested in grand slogans that have made crispy sound bites. The best way to judge if these dreams have become a reality is to measure the socioeconomic prosperity of the base population – in comparison to economies with similar structures and circumstances.
The latest vision to make Sri Lanka among the strongest Asian economies by 2023 is a commendable intent. How will we get there? What will be our value proposition? With whom will we compete? What will be our competitive advantage?
To get there by 2023, our human and natural resources must transform themselves into a very high value addition. And to do that we need radical changes in our competencies, mindset, work ethic and governance. How about starting at the top?