Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha said that The most powerful business area in Colombo District is Pettah and adding all hold the responsibility to protect it.
Attending as the Chief Guest at the Annual General Meeting of the United Federation of Traders of the Pettah Business Community he said during the previous regime several groups extorted money from businessmen in Pettah, Colombo with the support of the Government.
“I will declare with responsibility that you will never experience such incidents in the Yahapalana Government,” he said.
Minister further said that traders were the main stakeholders of the country’s economy.
“President Maithripala Sirisena has also paid special attention to the business community in the area,” he said.