Several leading companies in Sri Lanka pointed out that social stability must be achieved first and foremost in order to meet the current complex challenges in the country.
They claim that the island nation is currently facing its worst economic, political and social crisis.
The companies stressed that negotiating with the International Monetary Fund and taking necessary steps to restructure the debt was a positive development toward improving the situation. They added that all parties should work together to bring about political and social stability in the country.
Issuing a statement, the companies said that the country was in the throes of a transition, adding that they agreed with the people’s opinion that the government should be responsible and enhance transparency.
They urge the country’s leadership to be aware of the dangers of perpetuating social unrest and to respect the expectations of the people.
John Keells Group, Hemas Group, Softlogic Co., Brandix Co., Jetwing Co., Ceylon Biscuit Limited, Dialog, M.A.S., Sunshine released the aforementioned statement.