The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in a statement yesterday welcomed the appointment of the new Cabinet and urged a focus on development.
“A new Cabinet has been appointed and the expectation of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce remains, as always, that the political leadership will focus on the development of the country,” it said.
“We hold the President and the Prime Minister responsible and accountable for the choice of ministers. We have serious challenges to overcome including the challenge of meaningful implementation of the development agenda. We want to see that happen and we want to see policymakers take action to achieve results. We expect the political leadership to respect the need for integrity in all of their actions and also call on them to provide the space for the public officers to carry out their duties and functions without unwarranted political interference,” the Ceylon Chamber said.
“It’s our fervent hope that political parties will refrain from creating issues that will distract from the focus of serving the people,” it added.
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