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‘SLPP will ensure victory at Presidential polls’

Matara district Parliamentarian Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena yesterday said the SLPP will work tirelessly to make the Podujana Peramuna victorious after the party declares its Presidential candidate on August 11.

“The government does not carry out any activity at present. The government is only giving maximum publicity to development activities that are to be implemented in the future,” he said

The Opposition Parliamentarian alleged that the government has used Rs 4.9 billion to give pre-publicity to 11 such projects during the last few days.

Speaking at a press briefing at SLPP head office, Yapa added that no development activity has taken place in the country during the past four years. The economy has collapsed and people cannot bear the soaring cost of living.

“The construction of the Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota has stopped. The Chinese government has provided necessary funds, but the Treasury has failed to release the funds,” Yapa alleged.

He said that construction on certain section of the Central Expressway has also been stalled even though the government is boasting of monorail and cable car projects. What the government should do is complete the ongoing projects before starting news projects.

Former Transport Minister Rohana Dissanayake said the government is trying to sign several agreements with the US which are inimical to national security.

“The United States has an Army of over 2.9 million Security Forces and these agreements will pay way for 375,000 US Army personnel to enter the country,” he said

He said US Army personnel will receive more privileges than Sri Lankan Army personnel under these agreements.

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