Local entrepreneurs must be protected; says President


President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the programme the Government has initiated to uplift the local entrepreneur would never be altered.


Participating at the special meeting held yesterday with the Small and Medium Women Entrepreneurs President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the country had achieved several economic victories as a result of the correct policies the Government had followed.


This meeting was held for obtaining their views for preparing the 2015 budget.


The President said that as a result of the policy of the previous governments of importing everything from overseas, the local industry entrepreneur had been severely affected. 


The President said that under the correct policy of the current Government the local entrepreneurs were being given impetus.