War factor not relevant -Rajitha

5 August 2012 12:02 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A government minister today said gone were the days when the UPFA gained landslide victories because the war had ended.

Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajaitha Senaratne told a news conference that even in the future the UPFA would emerge victorious at elections only if there was tangible development.

“There is tangible development today with the construction of international airports, ports, and high ways and that is why the UPFA would triumph at the provincial council elections,” he said.

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Also the Minister said the SLMC would work with the government and form an administration in the Eastern Provincial Council after the elections. He therefore said the SLMC was with the government although it was contesting separately. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • Nodrog Monday, 06 August 2012 01:10 PM

    The masses are not worried about airports, ports or highways. All they want to know is how to feed, clothe and keep their families safe from murder, rape and harassment.

    Matalan Monday, 06 August 2012 05:06 AM

    You should find out how much more the infrastructure of other Asian countries are developed, like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, on top of Japan etc.

    PEIRIS Monday, 06 August 2012 06:10 PM


    misunderstood Monday, 06 August 2012 06:24 AM

    Agreed Mr minister, what matters most is the level of corruption and the bad governance!!

    weha Sunday, 05 August 2012 12:17 PM

    Ha Ha really? you think our people are that bright? heh heh.

    garawiG Monday, 06 August 2012 11:05 PM

    Tangiable develpment on borrowed monay but with no means to pay other than getting more an more loans to pay the old. That is not a good situation. The poor and illiterate will look at the roads, port, stadiums and feel developed. But they are incapable of thinking that their children are indebted to the world and have no means to pay. That worries me! We will be poorer i the future unless the oil wells in the sea really bring sufficient income to pay and it is managed well with nothing going to line the pockets of the ministers and the CPC.

    Bhathiya Ratwatte Monday, 06 August 2012 11:09 PM

    Singing for his supper

    Dinithi Monday, 06 August 2012 09:59 AM

    No they are not bright. They just cannot remember that there was a war.

    sach Tuesday, 07 August 2012 03:54 AM

    what is the point in having highways if ppl cant afford to buy a vehicle? No proper, efficient and safe public transport system, No jobs are created, exports are not increased and at the end of the day what is the development if people dont have the money?

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