President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has urged all Sri Lankan workers to take part in the country’s push to become a developed nation by 2048. This date will mark the centenary of the country’s independence from British colonial rule. In a message to mark International Workers’ Day, Wickremesinghe emphasized the crucial role of workers in the economic progress of a country.
Wickremesinghe, who is also the country’s finance minister, acknowledged the significant contributions that workers have made throughout history. He said that they have been the driving force behind Sri Lanka’s progress, helping the nation overcome challenges and move forward. The president’s message is a call to action for workers to continue their efforts in making Sri Lanka a developed country by 2048.
The president’s message comes at a time when Sri Lanka is facing significant economic challenges. The country’s debt crisis has been a major concern for the government, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further compounded the economic difficulties. In this context, Wickremesinghe’s call to workers takes on added significance. The president’s message is a reminder that workers can play a critical role in helping the country overcome its economic challenges.
In his message, Wickremesinghe also highlighted the importance of education and skills development. He stressed that workers need to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to compete in the global economy. The president’s emphasis on education and skills development is a recognition of the fact that Sri Lanka needs to build a workforce that can compete in the global marketplace.
The president’s message is also a reminder of the importance of social justice. Wickremesinghe stressed that workers should be treated fairly and with respect. He called on employers to provide decent working conditions and fair wages. The president’s emphasis on social justice is a recognition of the fact that workers are often vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.