Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared that between Rs. 160 billion and Rs. 200 billion would be spent by the government within this year and the next to bring about a development revolution in the country.

This amount is to be allocated through the government’s ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka,’ ‘Gamperaliya’ and ‘Grama Shakthi’ development projects, and decentralised budgeting, to develop villages.

The prime minister noted that “when the economy develops, employment increases, income increases, houses increase and education improves.”

He also expressed that if Sri Lanka was developed in a systematic manner for the next three or four years, the government would be able to “provide unprecedented relief and benefits to the public.”