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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today urged that a stable Parliament be formed so that the people could be provided with long-term relief.

Addressing United National Party (UNP) May Day Rally at Cambell Park in Borella, the Prime Minister said it was essential to hold a general election and a stable Parliament be formed. 

He said the government had decided to increase the salaries of the private sector employees though a Parliamentary Bill. 

“We have given salary increments to public sector employees, provided a nutrition package for pregnant mothers, reduced the prices of essential goods and instituted political reforms through the 19th Amendment. These are the short term pledges made by our government and it is now time to fulfill the long term pledges as well,” he said. “We need to have in place a stable Parliament where every member would be a part of the government.” 

The Prime Minister asked a larger piece of cake in a future multi-party government mainly because it was the UNP which made the biggest sacrifice to elect President Maithripala Sirisena as President of Sri Lanka. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Hiran Gunawardena Friday, 01 May 2015 08:38 PM

    Stable government. You mean all the development project stopped and soon we can have forests in them thousands of people who work on these projects without work Tea & Rubber prices collapsed there is absolutely nothing happening apart from talks. Are you talking chinese I get it you begging people to keep your post bit more longer without election. Cos they all waiting to kick you all out via DM Android App

    Dr. SM. MOHAMED ISMAIL Friday, 01 May 2015 08:49 PM

    We are pleased to hear...but you have not addressed to many things...for example...at SEUSL...staff has been hired at grade I just because he is a muslim...even after 2.5 years..gentleman hasnt taught a single subject in his department...do you know how much got corrupted..130000*30=3900000.he is the head of the department...for him to be like this the vice chancellor of SEUSL is bribed behind the scene...if not how comes vice chancellor bahves like a dummy...on top of this add...the amount payment paid for the dean of the faculty..add all the benefits(UPF ETF Pension)..check how much got underway...to cover they conduct classes at uoP...then why do you pay for these animals...dean get paid at home for helping head to underground deals...ask how much this man before coming to university...i will give you the evidence...check how did he get his wealth...with his previous salaries...how do you appoint lecture probabtionary...check all the people who are with lecture prob

    shriraman Friday, 01 May 2015 09:38 PM

    Thank god we have a internationally respected and intelligent person like him

    Prem Nath Friday, 01 May 2015 10:07 PM

    RW and stable government?

    Mushthafa Friday, 01 May 2015 10:10 PM

    and who is responsible for this unstable parliament? greed of these politicians has no boundaries.

    jeff Friday, 01 May 2015 11:02 PM

    as per the proposed election method, Champika and MY3 planning to eliminate all minority parties and intending to form a stable SLFP governments of thief. Ranil UNP slso gojng to be looser. MY3 won with tamil and Muslim votes and betraying them by this law.

    Nims Saturday, 02 May 2015 01:44 AM

    Yes mate! You got a very stable government and Mahendran the Bank Robber put concrete and made it more stable

    Kumudu Saturday, 02 May 2015 03:01 AM

    there is eminent threat by SF and Gotha. One of them Ex-military have faith on gun point than pen. In months Military will understand it is better for them under one of this leaders. Somawansa Believes on democracy than the custodians.

    Wele Vidane Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:19 AM

    Is sacrifice and no alternative has the same meaning?

    Ganja Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:43 AM

    It seems MR fanboys are scared by the UNP may day rally soooo much they are spreading rumors now

    Premalal Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:31 AM

    Relief, relief and more relief is the sum total of Sri Lankan politics. When would we, politicians included. , begin to earn an honest living. ?

    cheers Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:37 AM

    stable govt my foot so far your govt is the interim and you are the prime minister by default and appointed by maithree

    Mason Saturday, 02 May 2015 11:10 AM

    Mere speeches and statements is not going to get the UNP in sufficient numbers in the new parliament. Ranil and his party will have to get to grass root level and get the youth as well as those in the villages, not forgetting the urban residents. This will ensure them victory.

    Nilminee Sunday, 03 May 2015 06:31 PM

    First learn to win a ELECTION . Till then you are not fit to be a PRIMINSTER.

    sathees Monday, 04 May 2015 02:35 PM

    First learn to write, till then you are not fit to comment.PRIMINISTER? you mean prime minister?


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