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4 February 2012 04:12 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


"The country has seen more prosperity within the past three years than what the country witnessed during the 50 years that preceded it. Today the same people who want a gun to save their lives, want electricity, want a good roads system, they want good higher education and they want a democratic and clean Sri Lanka. The results of all our development projects are received by the villagers who consist of over 80% of the population of the country and we will continue to work towards making all those within the country equally prosperous. It is not only our hope to ensure that all people benefit equally from our projects but its also a challenge,” President Rajapaksa said in his address to the nation, at the 64th Independence Day celebrations currently being held in Anuradhapura. (HF)

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  • kaputakukula Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:28 AM

    Yes folks! the daily crime rate is the proof of that.

    SRILANKAN Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:09 AM

    prosperity ? more than 60% people struggle to get one single proper meal in a day to eat .,,

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:29 AM

    Yes Sir it is prosperous for 'some' families and their kith n' kin.

    Weha Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:31 AM

    More crimes, more killings, more corruption, cost of living keeps climbing what else MORE do you want :P ?

    xlntgson Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:23 AM

    Setting targets, a good move!

    Nithya Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:48 AM

    All hail Mr Mahinda!!!

    citizen1 Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:50 AM

    Is he living in Sri Lanka? I wonder who he was speaking to since the reality is quite the opposite.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:04 AM

    Oh yes, we have seen the tremendous prosperity enjoyed by all politicians, their relations and hangers-on which is definitely much much more than what we had witnessed during the past 50 years.

    steve Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:25 AM

    More prosperity in past 3 years; for my kith and kin and dear ones.

    Ping Pong Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:36 AM

    Every country you will find ungrateful and jealous people like Kaputukukulla and this nothing new!

    AMT Saturday, 04 February 2012 08:25 AM

    As long as the CEO of Central Bank can give his figures, the people could be made to believe, in prosperity

    Singhalaya Saturday, 04 February 2012 10:26 AM

    Of course the last three years had more prosperity than the earlier fifty years

    Jayasiri Sunday, 05 February 2012 03:35 AM

    It is true at least in terms of roads. Many roads have been carpeted. Many proects have been implemented.

    Nodrog Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:29 AM

    Dear President, because of you I have learnt to appreciate more the value of owning my own little home, a small car, a little savings in the bank for my old age, simple decent meals..... Thank you.

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