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The Government would soon have a new structure and new programmes, where some of the SLFP Ministers and the UNP would be working together, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said this at the launch of Lakeview Residencies project at Talawathugoda this morning.

“The SLFP Ministers met President Maithripala Sirisena and met me Wednesday night and we have decided to restructure the Government and to come up with a new programme of work,” the Prime Minister said.

“Subjects to all Ministries will be allocated scientifically,” the Prime Minister added.

Mr Wickremesinghe said this in response to a request made by Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Campika Ranawaka, who also spoke at the event before the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister added that projects such as Lakeview Residencies were needed to fulfil the housing needs of the middle class.

“More houses are needed for the middle class as the population of this particular strata, is increasing at the moment.

“Sri Lanka is a middle-income country but it will convert into a higher middle income earning nation in the near future. We, therefore, will have to adjust to this need and provide necessary infrastructure facilities,” the Prime Minister added.

He said the population of whole Western Province, Kurunegala up to Chilaw would become a middle- class population region soon.

“The Prime Minister added that lands in these urban areas will be mostly used for housing rather than using them for industries,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • Rohan Thursday, 12 April 2018 08:46 PM

    Enough of talk.... show action.

    Ishan Thursday, 12 April 2018 09:03 PM

    Only talks no work

    IVJ Thursday, 12 April 2018 10:15 PM

    More structural changes, more confusion and absolutely NO action. This government will not learn anything from the recent local elections.

    Sincere Thursday, 12 April 2018 10:25 PM

    Excuse me sir, Is this new Government going be different from that new Government you promised in 2015?

    Park Friday, 13 April 2018 08:50 AM

    If opposition leadership is removed from TNA , then TNA should sit on the Government side and become a party to the Government.

    Citizen Friday, 13 April 2018 09:48 AM

    Enough playing the fool with us. Time to leave.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 13 April 2018 11:00 AM

    As long as the ministers and MPs belong to Super-High-Income-Class, the government has done its job.

    Upul Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:16 PM

    The sri lankan politicians are very famous and popular to talk big, but when it comes to do the real work, they are the most unsuitable and ignorant.

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