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Imports will be discouraged to gain self-sufficiency – Minister Wimal

Dr. C.B. Ekanayake receiving the award from Minister Wimal Weerawansa.
Dr. C.B. Ekanayake receiving the award from Minister Wimal Weerawansa.

The food stuffs that we can grow in the country will not be imported hereafter. The COVID-19 pandemic has given us extra strength to gain self-sufficiency in every aspect, Industries Minister Wimal Weerwansa said.

He was participating in the Colours Night of the Anuradhapura District Chamber of Commerce recently as its Chief Guest.

Twelve budding entrepreneurs received gold and silver awards for their achievements at the event. Dr. C.B. Ekanayake of the Orient Group of Companies received the Platinum Award.

Minister Weerawansa said that the National Enterprise Development Authority will always support budding entrepreneurs. “The Government encourages those who seek new avenues to promote exports and march towards self-sufficiency for the country,” he said.