Colombo, Oct 22 (BAN/ AD): On Tuesday Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe while addressing a meeting of the United National Self-employed Traders Association at Gunasinghepura, in Pettah said that steps will be taken to provide insurance coverage for the self-employed.
The Prime Minister stressed the need to protect not only large scale entrepreneurs but also self-employed traders. He also said unlike in the Rajapaksa regime he will be providing facilities to the smallest social unit.
PM said “The Difference between them and us is that we believe the economy of the country can be developed only if the small man’s economy is improved. That’s what JR Jayawardene did with creating the open economy. Ranasinghe Premadasa was the one who built the place in Colombo for the small man to conduct their businesses.” He added “I ask you, do you want to go there again? Or protect this and develop further? ? Do you want to hand over the Colombo city to those who demolished the houses and evicted the people?”.