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‘SLPP can win Presidential polls’

SLPP Matara district Parliamentarian Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena speaks at the media briefing on Tuesday. Picture by Chaminda Niroshana
SLPP Matara district Parliamentarian Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena speaks at the media briefing on Tuesday. Picture by Chaminda Niroshana

Matara district Parliamentarian Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena on Tuestday said the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will work tirelessly to ensure that the party is victorious after it 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 are not able to 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 of certain section of the Central Expressway has also 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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