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The allies of the national unity government should concentrate on the country's development instead of turning on one another, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

He made such remarks during a religious ceremony held at Kande Vihare in Aluthgama. “There is no point in confrontational politics at the moment as what is needed at present is for everyone to focus on development" he said.

He said the Hambantota Port deal will bring many benefits to Sri Lanka. He said it would help reducing debt. "A total of Rs 47 billion was spent on the Hambantota Port. These funds could have been used to provide better health and education services to the people instead. It would have been possible to increase the allocation for education by 60 per cent if the country did not fall into debt as a result of the Hambantota Port project" he said.

The premier added that Sri Lanka would get annual revenue of Rs.1.1 billion as a result of the Hambantota Port agreement being signed. He said all the major towns would see massive development taking place in the coming years.(Yohan Perera)

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  • johan Monday, 31 July 2017 09:15 AM

    The JO and JVP could not digest the proposed development program and trying to trouble the water and fish.

    bushel_perera@yahoo.com Monday, 31 July 2017 09:20 AM

    GOOD FOR THE POCKETS OF MINISTERS TOO

    Haramanis Monday, 31 July 2017 03:51 PM

    Yes they should all get together to cover up their bribery and corruption and be united together to drive this Country down the Road to Perdition

    Banda Monday, 31 July 2017 06:47 PM

    It is the time to put robbers behind bars, not protect them. Not seen that kind of action!

    DJ Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:19 AM

    Firstly listen to your entire cabinet team and not only to your Royal cabal. Maybe then that unity will prevail

    Sincere Tuesday, 01 August 2017 03:01 PM

    First take action, on bond scam and penthouse scam, and then all in the government will support you.


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