The President of Sri Lanka His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Prabhash Subasinghe, managing director of GRI, to the Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation.
This special task force has been created to establish a new economic agenda for Sri Lanka to promote exports in all sectors and uplift all local industries in a background where global trends have shifted due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation.
The Sri Lanka government has identified the need to create balanced social and economic development in the country, aligned with expectations by the United Nations such as environmental conservation, renewable energy and toxin-free food production, as well as the need to minimize poverty. According to GRI, it is imperative that a unique economic framework with a novel approach be established while focusing special attention to the economic and social challenges and opportunities facing Sri Lanka and the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I accepted the role of chairman, Export Development Board of Sri Lanka in January with great enthusiasm to drive our country’s export industry to the next level. It is with the same level of patriotism and passion that I accept my appointment to this special Presidential Task Force,” said Subasinghe.
Among the many strategic thrusts of the task force, the need to identify economically favorable opportunities that have emerged in new global economic trends and formulate mechanisms to promote value-added export products ranks as one of the most important focus areas for the country.
Subasinghe holds key leadership positions several organizations and contributes significantly to the growth of the industries in which he is involved. He says he envisions being a catalyst for the next generation of growth, while working toward achieving new heights in the rubber and seafood industry in Sri Lanka.
GRI is a leading producer of specialty tires in Sri Lanka with offices in nine countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the world. GRI produces high-performance agriculture, construction and material handling tires.