Parliament will be dissolved at first available opportunity - PM | Daily News


Parliament will be dissolved at first available opportunity - PM

Parliament will be dissolved at the first available opportunity declared Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Hali-Ela on February 17.

He was addressing a ‘Jana Hamuwa’ after opening the Ettampitiya Water Supply Scheme at Wellewela in Ettampitiya Hali-Ela on February 17.The Prime Minister said it was a pleasure for him to have got the opportunity to open this water supply project for which they launched the foundation stone in 2014.

He said it had taken almost five years to complete the project. Officials should take action to implement such programmes in at least two years instead of five years or more.

The project which cost Rs. 2,240 million would bring dividends to nearly 15,000 people.

But initially it would cater to the water supply needs of about 3,000 people.

The Prime Minister said the Government had planned to provide pipe borne water to another 150,000 people countrywide. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said at present, only about 50 percent of the total population enjoyed pipe borne water. It was the duty of the government to ensure this facility to all and sundry as much as it built the country’s road network including carpeted roads and Expressways during their previous stewardship.

Although another government was in office during the last five years, it had not performed any useful work for the country and its people except leaving behind an enormous debt burden.

“Although there was a SLPP President and a Prime Minister the Government was in a minority in Parliament. As such, the Opposition could defeat any progressive measures proposed by the government if the Opposition was petty minded,” the Prime Minister said.

“As such they would form a strong government of their own by dissolving Parliament at the earliest available opportunity and going for a fresh General Election. The next government formed by them would be an active government which would not resort to political revenge but provide an opportunity for everyone to live without fear or suspicion,” Prime Minister Rajapaksa said. He said the Central Bank Bond scam was a large corrupt deal and investigations made on it had been forwarded to the Attorney General for appropriate action.

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