Ranil starts tweeting

14 August 2014 12:12 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Opposition Leader and UNP national leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said today Sri Lanka should move from its current policy of constriction-based economic development to technology-based development to fall in line with global trends.

 “We should move from a concrete economy towards a technology based economy,” he said while stressing that 6 per cent of the country’s GDP should be allocated for technology development.
He said Sri Lanka had failed to plan its economic development strategies by looking at the new global trends. ‘”Every country in the world is focusing on technology development except for Sri Lanka and a future UNP government will rectify this shortcoming,” he said.
Mr. Wickremesinghe recalled that it was he who first introduced computer education into Sri Lanka ‘s school curriculum as the minister of education in the UNP government of 1997 and an agreement with US Vice President Al Gore that allowed Sri Lanka to join the Internet in 1993.
Mr. Wickremesinghe expressed these views at the opening of the party’s social media network office at Sirikotha today.(YP & AS)

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  Comments - 14

  • Hoda Lamaya Friday, 15 August 2014 01:27 AM

    Too little, too late.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Saturday, 16 August 2014 05:45 AM

    Vision for ducks? Is Twitter the need of the hour? or Facebook? He has to find a way to address not those few who has computers and internet but those who do not have anything to eat or drink.

    Gate Silva Friday, 15 August 2014 06:51 PM

    The only guy in the world to tweet on FB. Others do it on Twitter itself.

    Jay Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:28 PM

    Honestly... this man has a vision and well aware of world trends. What is suggested is the real need of Sri Lanka. Need to add Production and Agriculture too...

    Ammaa Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:37 PM

    MR have more knowledge than you sir, so please support openly support MR Everybody know that you are supporting MR very secretly, sir enjoy opposition leadership

    roshan Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:53 PM

    no wonder twitter stocks were down

    Mutu Friday, 15 August 2014 09:53 PM

    It is better if he starts quitting rather than tweeting because MAJORITY of the UNPers expect that.

    Manel Friday, 15 August 2014 09:55 PM

    If this fellow had a jacket and a tie on there is not much difference from MR. BEAN.

    whattodo Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:01 PM

    Brains have no value for this country though

    Ryan Friday, 15 August 2014 11:27 AM

    Problem is that he is a paedophile

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:23 PM

    constitution give opposition energy

    Ryan Friday, 15 August 2014 11:27 AM

    Karu's face tells it all.

    Azee Friday, 15 August 2014 05:02 PM

    Whatever Ranil tries there is not much change in election results. via DM Android App

    Devaka Saturday, 16 August 2014 11:36 AM

    The look on the others faces says it all.

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