Govt assured of landslide victory at PC elections - Minister
The government is confident of a landslide victory at the three
Provincial Council elections to be held in September, Environment
Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said. The minister was addressing a
ceremony at Galgamuwa in Kurunegala to declare open Damsopura
electricity project which will benefit about 400 families was built at a
cost of Rs 21.5 million.
He observed that President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government has made an
unprecedented contribution to the development of the country in post
independence Sri Lanka. He noted that it is for the first time in
history, the entire country's road network has been upgraded.
Minister Anura Yapa said said the government will not halt the
massive development projects taking place in the country under any
He observed that a certain opposition MP who considers himself an
economic expert is deliberately trying to mislead the people by making
false predictions that the country's economy is in trouble. The minister
observed that contrary to these views held by the so called economist,
the IMF and the Word Bank have praised and are satisfied with the
performances of the government.
He observed that this MP, who is disturbed by the outstanding
performance of the government, attempts to discredit it. The people
would provide a fitting response at the polls to those making false
allegations against the government.
UPFA MP Tharanath Basnayake also participated.