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‘Mahindodaya Gamata Saviya’ initiated

Prime Minister’s Private Secretary, Rohitha Rajapaksa, Project Designer and Coordinator Prabath Ariyaratne, Managing Director Rohan Perera and CFO Suranga Sampath from The Lover and other officials at the shoe production facility in Giribawa.
Prime Minister’s Private Secretary, Rohitha Rajapaksa, Project Designer and Coordinator Prabath Ariyaratne, Managing Director Rohan Perera and CFO Suranga Sampath from The Lover and other officials at the shoe production facility in Giribawa.

In a bid to create 50,000 new employment opportunities in North Western Province the ‘Mahindodaya Gamata Saviya’ program was initiated.

The unique feature of this program is that it’s been executed by the private sector and the government only provides guidance and infrastructure.

The first two projects under this program were launched last week from Giribawa (The Lover Accessories) and Kurunegala (Cargills) areas on Saturday by Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Rohitha Rajapaksa and Prime Minister’s Coordinating Secretary and Designer of this Project, Prabath Ariyaratne.

Ariyaratne said that under the first program over 1,500 new jobs were provided for the manufacture of shoes by ‘The Lover’ and Cargills in the agro sector.

The Lover ladies shoe production facility in Giribawa now linked under the ‘Mahindodaya Gamata Saviya’ program employs over 105 female workers who make shoes that are sold at the Lover stores under the brand name ‘Fashion Nova.’Since this process is carried out in a makeshift building, Rajapaksa promised to offer them a building and presented Rs. 1 million as an initial payment. He then instructed Giribawa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Ananda Rupasinghe to provide a suitable government land to house this building.

He also said that the import ban of footwear will continue and requested ‘The Lover’ to enhance their quality to international standards and promised an opening in the export market through the Export Development Board.