The government was deliberately delaying the implementation of the development projects proposed by the UPFA government so that it could later claim that the projects were its own, alleged former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today.
Addressing a group of journalists at Weerawila, he said the government was attempting to claim the ownership of such development projects but that the people knew who was really responsible for them.
He was referring to a visit to Hambantota by the Prime Minister to inspect the work begun on an industrial park by a Chinese firm. "This is something we proposed but could not launch it because of the government change. The government keeps delaying this and other projects and then launches them thinking the people have forgotten whose projects they were," he said.
Mr. Rajapaksa also said that though the government criticised the Hambantota Port and Airport, both proved to be essential today." It takes time for such big projects to generate income," he said. (Sanath Desmond)
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Comments - 13
Pokuna Tuesday, 23 February 2016 01:47 PM
What about Nelum Pokuna to which you have shamefully attached your name.
Rondys Tuesday, 23 February 2016 01:50 PM
"This is something we proposed but could not launch it because of the government change" --You had 2 more years if not for that greed for lifetime power...
VS Monday, 22 February 2016 07:20 PM
wat about MR taking credit for the Nelum Pokuna Chandrika did all d dirty hard work & MR waltzed in to take credit. via DM iOS App
Bandula Monday, 22 February 2016 08:34 PM
We see what yahapalanaya is doing!
Andrew Pitugala Monday, 22 February 2016 08:24 AM
You carried out projects primarily to swell your own pockets and your ego.
Sri Lankan Monday, 22 February 2016 08:49 AM
The Government and US, the PEOPLE have certainly got the DEBITS!!!!
JANATHAWA Monday, 22 February 2016 11:04 AM
A FOOL DOES NOT KNOW THAT HE IS A FOOL BUT HE THINKS THAT THE MASSES ARE FOOLS......
kumaran Monday, 22 February 2016 11:54 AM
So you mean we must ONLY have you and your bunch? What about DSS, SWRDB, Sir John and Dudley? They did nothing? One thing: they did not plunder the nation.
Leo Monday, 22 February 2016 12:45 PM
We have also not forgotten that you raped our nation dry by filling yours and family pockets. via DM Android App
Kasun Monday, 22 February 2016 01:42 PM
Mr. ME ME ME. Its all about ME
Dee Monday, 22 February 2016 02:01 PM
Disgusting. The mere sight!
KATA Monday, 22 February 2016 04:47 PM
What about the Southern Expressway?????? who started (UNP) and who opened (MR) to get prestige by hoodwinking the masses and why could not MR say it openly about who started.......
sam Monday, 22 February 2016 04:56 PM
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