However, the President said that Sri Lanka needs to look at automation to meet the labour shortage within the next ten years, so that Sri Lanka would have a highly automated labour force and become the automated manufacturing hub in this region, it said.
Highlighting human resources as the primary resource for this journey, the President referred to the examples of South Korea, Singapore, Japan, and India, which have achieved development through the effective utilization of human capital. The path to such goals needs to be carefully planned and determined, the PMD reported.
Therefore, the convergence of education, economic framework, and climate change was identified as crucial. The President noted that only through competitiveness can the country progress towards a highly competitive economy, which remains the ultimate objective.