Committee to be appointed to address issues in palm industry

President Ranil Wickremesinghe joined a meeting with palm industrialists from the Northern Province on Sunday (07) at Thandei Chelwa Auditorium in Jaffna, the PMD said.

During the session, the President declared the formation of two committees tasked with investigating both social issues and challenges within the palm industry in the northern region. 

President Wickremesinghe expressed that upon receiving the relevant committee’s report, essential decisions would be made to modernize the palm industry in the North.
Emphasizing his commitment to equal rights for all in the region, the President underscored that he stands firmly for this principle. 

He also highlighted the non-political nature of promises, asserting that a thorough understanding and resolution of issues will be beneficial for everyone involved.

The event was attended by the Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda, Member of Parliament Angajan Ramanathan, Secretary to the President Mr. Saman Ekanayake and a significant number of industrialists involved in the palm-related industry.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe also met with the members of the Bar Association of Northern Province and a group of businessmen at the Governor’s official residence on Saturday (06) to discuss various legal and business related challenges in the Northern Province. 

The meeting provided an avenue to address concerns and explore potential solutions to enhance the region’s legal and business environment, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported.