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Will join up with TNA or JVP for betterment of country: PM

3 July 2016 09:02 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the desire of the present government is to ally with any political party including the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) or Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) for the betterment of the country.

Speaking during the United National Party (UNP) membership drive in Badulla, Mr Wickremesinghe said others will go against the government if one party tries to implement development work on its own.

“We have formed a national government to ally with everyone to prevent anyone from going against us. All partners in a national government have the ability to share both good and bad,” he added.

“Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Harin Fernando have got into the same cabinet after being logger heads with each other in the past. Our desire is to bring all political opponents together,” he further said.

“Some question us on our performance during the first year in office. We did not take over a Singapore or a Dubai but a land which is rampant with theft and corruption. This land was isolated and was perceived to be a land of murderers. But now the world had taken a positive turn towards Sri Lanka thanks to Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera,” he added.

Further, he said a new sophisticated generation should take over UNP. “Those sophisticated people who work with mobile phones and lap top computers should take over the party,” he said.

The Prime Minister pledged to make Mattala Airport active with a movement of 50 aircraft from it daily. He pledged to develop the tourism industry. “ A vast tourism zone will be set up by merging Hambantota, Galle, Arugam Bay and Badulla,” he said

Minister of Digital Technology Infrastructure Development Harin Fernando who also spoke during the membership drive programme pledged to provide tabs for the youth in Badulla. (Palitha Ariyawansa, Yohan Perera and Prasard Rukmal)

  Comments - 16

  • NARAYANA Monday, 04 July 2016 05:55 AM

    Cat out of bag

    Anja Monday, 04 July 2016 06:34 AM

    Take the power you even give the north we know via DM Android App

    Premalal Monday, 04 July 2016 06:41 AM

    Of course all of you politicians would do anything for the betterment of the country but, perhaps due to a twist of fate or divine intervention each and everyone ends up bettering themselves. After 60 odd years of independence all we have to show for is a mountain of debt, millions slaving in the middle east and those who are stuck here trying to get out even in a leaky boat. You guys have really done well for yourselves though.

    hoodwinker Monday, 04 July 2016 07:15 AM

    Anyway ,how many more Minister Portfolios have you got to design , so that both party's join the government?

    Oliver Setunga Monday, 04 July 2016 07:38 AM

    Why not go along with the LTTE?

    Cobra Monday, 04 July 2016 07:49 AM

    Who else can he team up with, NFF????

    kk Monday, 04 July 2016 07:56 AM

    What about JO sir via DM Android App

    Gayan Monday, 04 July 2016 08:16 AM

    They are both indirectly supporting the govt anyway.

    Jaya Monday, 04 July 2016 09:56 AM

    Bribing every politician in SL with Ministerial portfolio is not the way to do it!

    Aliya Monday, 04 July 2016 01:43 PM

    Buy them each a luxury car with unlimited fuel

    SHEHAN Sunday, 03 July 2016 10:49 PM

    Sorry sir, but again limited to only BIG TALK, your a great intellectual, policy maker but not a good practitioner. You simply cannot put your words to action. Your better off keeping quiet than opening your big mouth.

    Ramsay Monday, 04 July 2016 12:15 AM

    Is PM thinking that bad of JVP

    Melda Monday, 04 July 2016 02:56 AM

    whatever said and done we all know you have aligned with US and LTTE sympathisers. via DM Android App

    Das Monday, 04 July 2016 04:39 PM

    The PM should align himself with justice, law and order and good governance, rather than with any political party.Then, the nation will prosper.

    Sharon Monday, 04 July 2016 05:43 AM

    Thats nothing. Already with Diaspora too..... via DM iOS App

    Sharon Monday, 04 July 2016 05:44 AM

    Having a mobile phone makes you sophisticated. Hics..... via DM iOS App


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