Sri Lanka’s largest private sector employer supports call for change

Sri Lanka’s largest private sector employer supports call for change

Sri Lanka’s largest private sector employer, MAS Holdings, has supported calls for change in Sri Lanka.

On the 4th of April, MAS had issued a statement expressing support of its citizen’s right to participate in peaceful protests and the freedom of expression.

Given the ensuing events, MAS today reiterated the need for immediate and decisive action to resolve the current economic and social crisis, in a peaceful and sustainable manner.

“As a responsible organization, we unconditionally support the call for change and good governance, and earnestly request the nation’s leaders to heed the voice of the people and act on it, whilst respecting legal and constitutional due process,” MAS Holdings said.

As the largest private sector employer and exporter in Sri Lanka, MAS says it is also acutely aware of its role in maintaining the stability of Sri Lanka’s economy.

“To this end, it is crucial that we focus on delivering on our commitments to our customers without disruption, to protect the livelihoods of our 92,000 associates, their families, and the country. The apparel industry has been the lifeblood of Sri Lanka’s economy through many turbulent and crucial junctures in our history. We remain confident that together, we can overcome this crisis, and bring about lasting change to build our country back, betterm,” MAS Holdings said.

MAS further noted that it is supporting communities island wide during this time of hardship through its social outreach programs by assisting those that are the most adversely affected by the crisis. (Colombo Gazette)

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