Published On: Wed, Jul 20th, 2016

Mahendran to head 5 yr. development plan

a7ff2bd7841ab3920b61c5a1c6a7b0dc_LThe government has decided to appoint ex-Central Bank governor Arjun Mahendran to head the five-year plan to generate one million employment opportunities.

All development efforts of the government are incorporated in this plan, which will be a realization of an election promise by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

An internationally-acclaimed economist, Mahendran will be assisted in the implementation of the plan by heads of several state and private sector institutions.

Included in the plan will be the ETCA with India, a FTZ with Singapore, an economic pact with China and other international agreements.

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