Leading corporates urge stability

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Several leading corporates pointed out that social stability must be achieved first and foremost to overcome the challenges in the country. They said Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic, political, and social crisis at present. The companies stressed that negotiating with the International Monetary Fund and restructuring debt was a step in the right direction. They added that all parties should work together to bring about political and social stability.

Issuing a statement, the companies said the country was undergoing a transition, adding that they agreed with the people’s view that the Government should be held accountable and that there should be greater transparency.

They urge the country’s leadership to be aware of the dangers of perpetuating social unrest and to respect the views of the people.

John Keells Group, Hemas Group, Softlogic Co., Brandix Co., Jetwing Co., Ceylon Biscuits Limited, Dialog, MAS, and Sunshine released this statement.

By Vinitha M. Gamage