The conspiracy and the conspirators
At the last press conference held to launch his
Presidential campaign, General Sarath Fonseka, in answering a
journalist, in relation to the question on war crimes, said ďI was
also a part and parcel of the Rajapaksa administration. I was the
Army Commander of the Government. You canít just point the finger at
people. There should be clear evidence and details.
ďAnd over the bodies of the 58 Division shall I ride....Ē
Some people were surprised that a man who played
an important role in defeating the LTTE could end up sipping coffee
or tea or who knows what with the likes of Mangala Samaraweera, Ravi
Karunanayake, Lakshman Kiriella and of course the inimitable Ranil
Wickremesinghe. The surprise lay in the fact that these gentlemen
were not at all coy when it came to ridiculing the Government, the
Security Forces and even the Army Commander.
Government strengthened agricultural sector
Granted multiple benefits :
Very clearly the results of the Agriculture
policy were visible. We were able to stop the imports of maize,
ginger. We were also able to export local vegetables and fruits.
Paddy production was increased by 26 percent. The highest guaranteed
price of paddy was certified and paid under the Mahinda Rajapaksa
Government. We reopened the Paddy Marketing Board.
Galle gets new water treatment plant
When it comes to essential elements for living
beings, water plays a major role. As living beings, people always
need to have pure or purified water for their daily consumption.
People in most parts of Galle district have been facing difficulties
due to the scarcity of water. The ageing water treatment plant by
which they were served with does not have the sufficient capacity to
supply purified water throughout the day.