ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 04

Let’s give it a boost

Let us all welcome the campaign launched by the Maubima Lanka Foundation to promote goods and services of Sri Lankan origin.
Successive governments since Independence have imprudently disregarded the principle of self-reliance – producing and making our needs ourselves with resources available in the country - in their economic policies.

This encouraged imported goods and discouraged local ones. It is no secret that one reason for the exacerbation of the ethnic conflict was the loss of market for the Jaffna farmers.

The slogan,‘Be Lankan, Buy Lankan' not only induces one to prefer Sri Lankan products, but also inculcates in one, a sense of patriotism, honesty, dignity of labour and hard work, all the ingredients to make a country prosperous.

By U.M.G. Goonetilleke, Mattegoda.

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