Appointment of Basil Rajapaksa as Gampaha UPFA Group
Boost for development - Ven. Kusaladhamma Nayake Thera
Gampaha District which is in need of massive development schemes has
now received the proper leadership to make it happen with the
appointment of Basil Rajapaksa as the district leader of the UPFA group
contesting the forthcoming General election said the Chief Sanghanayake
Thera of Colombo and Chilaw District and Chancellor Kelaniya University
Ven. Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma.
The prelate said so delivering an anusasana when Senior Presidential
Advisor and Leader of the UPFA group contesting the general election
from the Gampaha district Basil Rajapaksa called on him at the
Peliyagoda Vidyalankara Privena accompanied by Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa and
received his blessing soon after handing over nomination papers at the
Gampaha Kachcheri on Monday.
Ven. Kusaladhamma Thera said it was he who requested the President to
field Basil Rajapaksa at Gampaha at the General Election as the UPFA
group leader. But the President at first seemed reluctant to release him
saying he had no one else to overlook development work at national
level. This clearly proved the sheer ability, strength and efficiency in
Ven. Kusaladhamma said Peliyagoda Vidyalankara Pirivena was a
foremost seat of learning which had rekindled the nation throughout
history. The Maha Sangha at Vidyalankara had always provided advice and
leadership specially to the stalwarts in the progressive camp in this
Seeking the blessings of the Maha Sangha before venturing into any
program of work had been a tradition among the Rajapaksa family.
It was a good omen and a happy occasion to see Basil Rajapaksa and
Mrs. Rajapaksa following in those footsteps and seeking the blessing of
the Maha Sangha before beginning their election campaign.
Gamapha district had finally received a proper leadership to usher in
development and progress with Basil Rajapaksa’s advent as he is the
driving force behind the Mahinda Chinthana Idiri Dekma program aimed to
transform Sri Lanka into a leading developed nation in the region.
Several other UPFA candidates in the Gampaha district were also
present on the occasion.