The first ‘Q-shop’ which creates market opportunities for young entrepreneurs was opened by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the State Commercial Corporation yesterday.
According to the concept of the Trade Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, the main objectives of this program are to sell high-quality products at low prices to the people as per the Saubagyaye Dekma Policy Statement of the President and to intervene to create competitive young entrepreneurs.
Under the initial phase of this project, 1,000 ‘Q-shops’ will be set up across the country, with plans to open 14,000 ‘Q-shops’ covering all Grama Niladhari Divisions in the country by 2024 to create market opportunities for young entrepreneurs by delivering high quality public sector and local private manufacturers’ products directly to the consumer.
Meanwhile, marking the birthday of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, a CD containing the song Obai Deye Viruwa written by Dr. Bandula Gunawardena was presented to the Prime Minister.Gangarama Temple Chief Incumbent Ven. Kirinde Assaji Thera, Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, State Ministers Ajith Nivard Cabraal and Lasantha Alagiyawanna were also present on the occasion.