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Govt. will soon correct itself and deliver goods: PM

15 March 2018 11:34 pm - 39     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government will soon correct itself speedily and deliver what the people need just after the Sinhala and Hindu New Year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today

The Prime Minister expressed these sentiments at the opening of the new belfry and the golden fence around the sacred Bodhiya at Sri Anandaramaya in Kegalle.

"We said we would do many things. We were not able to implement some of the things as promised and could not complete other programmes we started. However people wanted things done fast. This is why they rejected us at the last local government election. People actually gave us a signal. Therefore we have to correct ourselves without delay," the Prime Minister said.

He said the government had already fixed a plan of action to deliver what the people want. The first one he said is to make essential goods and services available at affordable prices. Also he said employment opportunities had to be created as soon as possible while more investments should be brought in. He added that it was essential to expedite the development of infrastructure facilities. " We will implement all these plans rigorously after the Sinhala and Hindu New Year," he added.

Referring to the recent clashes in Kandy, Mr. Wickremesinghe said the riots had resulted in people of other religions losing their trust on the majority Buddhists. "It is not possible to safeguard Buddhism if others lose their faith on Buddhists, " he also said.

State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene said it is essential to develop temples in villages. "Buddhism could be safeguarded only if temples in the villages are developed," he said.

The Anu Nayaka Thera of the Ramanya Chapter most Venerable Waragoda Premaratana Thera said Sinhala Buddhist will have to overcome some challenges which they should overcome in the future. He said people should focus more on spiritual development mire than financial development. "People focus more on their financial development rather than spiritual development. Some parents encourage their children to go for tuition rather than encouraging them to go for their Sunday school lessons," he said.

President of Amarapura Maha Sanga Sabha Venerable Gamthune Assaji Thera said some VIPs does not know how to engage in religious observances in the proper manner. " Some VIPs does not know how to resite gathas. I have to say these things today as these VIPs who run the country does not seek the advise of maha sanga though they are bound by the tradition to do it" the Thera said.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 39

  • Chaplin Thursday, 15 March 2018 11:59 PM


    Scooby Doo Friday, 16 March 2018 09:16 AM

    Buddhism could be safeguarded by good monks with extraordinary,polite character not by temples or thugs in robe.

    MR Rana Paramalngam Friday, 16 March 2018 12:01 AM

    First resolve the political problem between the Sinhala speaking and the Tamil speaking people. Once this is resolved everything will sort itself for a peaceful SL .Rana

    Manel Friday, 16 March 2018 12:06 AM

    First bring that crook back to SL somehow.

    shian Friday, 16 March 2018 09:19 AM

    both crooks, not just Mahendran, but also Udayanga

    Enough Z enough Friday, 16 March 2018 12:17 AM

    first of all you stop playing your double game with muslim in this country

    Asoka Friday, 16 March 2018 12:21 AM

    Oh really! When...?

    Brainmaster Friday, 16 March 2018 01:10 AM

    I feel sorry for you. I think you missed already the train. Appointing SF was your last chance to recover till we have again elections. via DM Android App

    Leo Friday, 16 March 2018 09:47 AM

    No they have a better plan to arrest Mahinda and Gota. If that happened under SF that is all too obvious.

    Sharon Friday, 16 March 2018 01:40 AM

    Wonder what they were doing all these day???

    CEDRIC Friday, 16 March 2018 02:17 AM


    Older citizen Friday, 16 March 2018 10:41 AM

    And face music of British and their divide and rule policy!

    Man Saturday, 17 March 2018 08:37 AM

    There is an Australian thief of this name, on money laundering with forged signatures. A Peterite.

    Sathees Friday, 16 March 2018 04:17 AM

    PM agrees the Gov. was on a wrong path all these 3 years.

    Sam Friday, 16 March 2018 04:34 AM

    Dear Maha Sanga, I mean no disrespect but religion is a choise and not a mandatory requirement. For those who choose the Buddhist path Buddhism should be seen in action and felt in the heart and mind, it is a personal development, one's devoutness should not be gauged upon one's ability to recite gatha's in public.

    Sunil Friday, 16 March 2018 05:03 AM

    The government will NEVER correct itself and that's for sure. What about the one million jobs that were promised. Now it has become "employment opportunities had to be created as soon as possible while more investments should be brought in." Would be be able to win any foreign direct investments with the reputation we have gained from the bond scam.

    Eesan Friday, 16 March 2018 05:18 AM

    What is sinhala and Hindu New year ? Is that hard to tel sinhala ANd tamil New year ? be fair little

    Thayalan Friday, 16 March 2018 03:58 PM

    It is in fact Buddhism and Hindu New Year!

    Lankan leadership Friday, 16 March 2018 05:26 AM

    We heard many times and you should leaves with respect. As long you are in leadership the party will sink.

    cheers Friday, 16 March 2018 06:11 AM

    So he has accepted that he has robbed the nation and taking the country backwards since 2015. People voted against him and his govt soon he will be evicted from power as well. He is nothing compared to MR

    jeers Friday, 16 March 2018 10:17 AM

    Don't forget to mention the previous lot of robbers as well. Or else you will seem like an MR stooge,

    huna Friday, 16 March 2018 06:36 AM

    What is government? is it a thing, building, web page, FB page or is it just a piece of paper ? No the government is a team of people, who run under the name of 'the government'. So sir please tell me, how could the government be 'corrected itself' when the same scumbags are still there? /Huna

    Francis Friday, 16 March 2018 06:50 AM

    Ranil does not mention anything about punishing the thieves, murderers and the commission agents. It is very clear that this fellow is protecting the thieves

    Haramanis Friday, 16 March 2018 06:52 AM

    More hot air from PM - and promises, promises .....

    Karu Friday, 16 March 2018 07:25 AM

    Do you have the stamina for last minute dash.

    Nana Friday, 16 March 2018 09:22 AM

    All Talk No Action...

    Bombastic Friday, 16 March 2018 09:25 AM

    It's not April 1st yet, PM.

    DG Friday, 16 March 2018 09:52 AM

    Very doubtful after failure over 3 years. Next 2 years can be worse and coming elections will show. We are voters.

    Justica USA Friday, 16 March 2018 10:09 AM

    It isnt rocket science to have figured out why the loss at the last lg elections,Yes to let yall know you lot can be disposed by the CITIZENS power. Had yall taken actiom on jailing the crooks of the previous regime. Youd have had a chance to run a smooth govt, Now theres a no confidence motion right in ur face, deal with it...

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 16 March 2018 12:37 PM

    How can YOU CoRrEcT the planned, executed but CAUGHT Bond Robbery???

    Nana Friday, 16 March 2018 01:34 PM

    Sorry RW, You have pushed us (Independent Voters) towards MR and to believe Active Rogues are better than sedentary saints. SF decision was a game changer.

    Sincere Friday, 16 March 2018 02:13 PM

    This is like a Montessori child promising tomorrow I will be good!

    Ajja Friday, 16 March 2018 02:17 PM

    Yes ...If you give hardships and pain to poor citizen in this country your days are numbered....

    Nadi Karunaratne Friday, 16 March 2018 03:59 PM

    Stop talking rubbish. If only this man had a scintilla of self-awareness.

    Don Joseph Friday, 16 March 2018 06:04 PM

    the wrong path started with the head of current government.... the PM and President should step down.... failure begins at the very top. Every plan has been a failure, a waste of public funds, and a cover-up of allied thieves. Only hope is for current head of govt of step down asap

    Gamarala Friday, 16 March 2018 06:05 PM

    In times of turmoil in the country, it’s good to hear someone saying things to make the people laugh!

    K. J. H. A. de Silva. Friday, 16 March 2018 06:29 PM

    Mea Culpa (by my own fault) as admitted by the P.M. Then get out immediately without causing further hardships to the poor masses.

    Citizen Friday, 16 March 2018 07:00 PM

    For the sake of the country please go home!

    Martin Milton Saturday, 17 March 2018 07:58 AM

    Yeah! Yeah ! we've heard it all before. It might be a case of 'from the frying pan into the FIRE'!! Sri Lankan people had better watch out! MM

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