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SLPP nominee for presidential candidacy Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said there was a clear difference between ‘discipline’ and ‘military rule’ and what they want to promote is discipline.

Addressing a Samurdhi Trade Unions Convention held in Colombo yesterday, Mr. Rajapaksa said when they speak of promoting discipline, some accused them of attempting to introduce a military rule.

“When we speak of discipline, some say we are speaking about a military rule. Don’t parents need to see their kids returning home without being addicted to drugs? Don’t they want their daughters to return home safely without being subjected to harassment? That's the kind of security we want to create in the country,” he said.

He said when there is a country with a secure environment, it was easier to develop the economy.

“When the country is stable and has a secure environment, investors do come in and invest. Tourism is a great tool to end poverty. Tourists will also flow in if the security is ensured in the country. We have many ways to uplift the economy after ensuring security. We will also have to create sound educational policies and to expand the tertiary education for the youth," he said.

He said Samurdhi recipients face various issues, and that they could be overcome when the economy is upgraded. “I can assure you that we will solve these issues in a future government,” he said.

SLPP Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, SLPP Chairman Professor G.L.Peiris and many others attended the event. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Bul Wednesday, 04 September 2019 11:56 AM

    Very correct..He is heading in the right path now..Pls keep away from corrupted ; Politicians, governmental Officials and also from retired military personnel who are awaiting for their piece of cake only.. There are genuine professionals who are not interested in seeking cakes

    gamini Wednesday, 04 September 2019 12:21 PM

    You can substitute whatever word you like, but in the end, it's the same thing. CONTROL THE MASSES

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 04 September 2019 12:32 PM

    Is this all this man can boast about. What is his knowledge on international affairs, the country's economy, education, etc. etc. If he is bent on discipline and security get him to put all those GMOA bastards in jail and throe the key away.

    S.P.Ramkumar Wednesday, 04 September 2019 12:52 PM

    Sir the is the rule of law. In yours period of rulling there was a your Government party local Government politician celebarate sexula intercourse with 100th woman. Was it disicipline. You were accused fir several misleading. but you never give proper answer. Please give clear explanation to this countrymen. We are considering you as a suitable presidential candidate.

    Citizen Wednesday, 04 September 2019 01:31 PM

    Yes. But having Gota is MILITARY!

    gamaya Wednesday, 04 September 2019 08:47 PM

    murders also kill discipline. Just look at the sick-analla's around him.

    Andrew Silva Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:14 AM

    So Sri Lankan People are not disciplined according to Gota. What is his code of discipline that Sri Lankans should follow.


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