UPFA will make country prosperous - Defence Secretary
Mar 17, 2010
The people have wholeheartedly accepted the ‘Mahinda Chinthana’ policies and the Presidential Election victory has amply demonstrated this fact, said Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at a meeting with Kelaniya Samurdhi recipients and the people of Hunupitiya, Wattala in in the Kelaniya electorate on Monday. The meeting was organised by Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Prasanna Ranaweera and Kelaniya Samurdhi Developments Managers.

The Defence Secretary was welcomed by Labour Minister Mervyn Silva on the occasion.

The Defence Secretary further said that people elected Mahinda Rajapaksa in 2005, expecting a unitary State and he took three years to fulfil this objective and make it a reality. The freedom achieved after defeating LTTE terrorism has been betrayed to the international forces by certain unpatriotic elements. We now have an opportunity, to answer them at this General Election, he said.

After defeating the LTTE in the North and East the President has assigned Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa for the ‘Uthuru Vasanthaya’ and ‘Negenahira Novodaya’ programs.

The task given to Basil Rajapaksa by the President is over and now he has appointed him as the Group Leader for the UPFA candidates in Gampaha District to develop the Gampaha District.

The Defence Secretary further said that today the President needs a strong Parliament with a two thirds majority to fulfil this country’s development task. The people have got a real opportunity to elect such a strong Government at the April 8 General Election. The UPFA Government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa will bring prosperity to the country through a series of development programs in all spheres.

He further said that the President has appointed Mervyn Silva as the Chief SLFP Organiser for Kelaniya to work for the people’s betterment. A capable man like Mervyn Silva is an asset to the Government to carry out the ‘Mahinda Chinthana Idiri Dekma’ program.

Labour Minister and Gampaha District UPFA Candidate Mervyn Silva said the Government will achieve a historic victory at the General Election.

The people of the country have lined up to give the biggest mandate to the Government at the General Election in the same way they re-elected President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Courtesy: Daily News