SL needs disciplined people through military training - PM

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Sri Lanka needs discipline which is instilled in people through military training in addition to economic development and social justice, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said over the weekend.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said this at the Yovun Pura closing ceremony in Weerawila on Saturday evening.

“A country needs disciplined people, economic development and social justice if it is to be properly developed. A nation will not be successful if something goes wrong in one of these three components. A county such has Singapore had developed today as a result of military training. “Sri Lanka has got the last chance to develop today. We will lose if we don’t maintain discipline, fail to achieve economic development and if society does not benefit from development,” he said.

“ We have got the economic development going with the inauguration of oil refinery and the Cement factory in Hambantota, plans are afoot to begin large scale transshipment of vehicles through the Hambantota Port. There will be an LNG power plant here in Hambantota. Three more LNG power plants will be set up in Kerawalapitiya. Smart shirts is planning to set up a factory soon. I was asked by some youth who participated in Yovun Pura as to why the government waited for four years to start up mega development projects. I told them that projects were delayed because we had to settle our debts. We will have the biggest debt services this year. We will be able to resolve the debt issue to some extent this year,” the Prime Minister added.(Yohan Perera)

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  • Lal Monday, 01 April 2019 08:53 AM

    Now he is acting like Gota.

    Ajith66 Monday, 01 April 2019 09:25 AM

    Country need a leader who can maintain discipline in the society. We are sick of non discipline at roads

    Lara Monday, 01 April 2019 10:17 AM

    Someone please tell me the relationship between government debt and private investments?

    Buwa Monday, 01 April 2019 10:18 AM

    Luckily he didn't become the president in 2005. Otherwise he would have said that he can't wage war against LTTE because he has to pay debt.

    Buffalo Monday, 01 April 2019 10:23 AM

    Milquetoast Ranil talking about discipline??

    Blackwater Monday, 01 April 2019 10:42 AM

    We dont need disciplin people what we need is honest people and not crooks

    ANTON Monday, 01 April 2019 10:58 AM

    MUST BE HIS APRIL FOOL DAY SAYING.

    Srian de Silva Monday, 01 April 2019 11:10 AM

    Discipline should be self inculcated. Not imposed by military training!

    Voter Monday, 01 April 2019 11:24 AM

    We don't have disciplined leaders. That is why the country cannot progress.

    Emm Monday, 01 April 2019 11:32 AM

    Sir Do you want to bring back your friends alive...

    Neville Jayakody Monday, 01 April 2019 01:00 PM

    For that Gota has proved he is more capable in doing so than you are. We have seen your discipline on our finances from the very start of your rule!

    Sambo Monday, 01 April 2019 01:22 PM

    First try to have disciplined politicians and then discipline the public.


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