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Deniyaya - potential tourism destination

The main source of income in Deniyaya is tea. However, the town that Sinharaja Forest Reserve borders can be promoted as a tourist destination, one of the contestants from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in Matara, Nipuna Ranawaka said.

“Developing Deniyaya as a tourist destination had been on the cards in the past. A team of foreign town planners had prepared a plan for Deniyaya now. They have proposed a cable car project among the other schemes,” he said.

Nipuna Ranawaka addressed a press briefing last Friday (19) in Matara and revealed his plans for the town to develop it as a tourist destination.

He said the time has come to change the political culture in Sri Lanka and give the younger generation opportunities for them to become decision makers.

“The youth hardly get an opportunity to get nominations let alone being elected to Parliament. Intellectuals and politicians should think out of the box and come up with plans that will benefit the country and its people,” he said.

Nipuna believes that age, vision, support from his family and friends and a decade of ground work at grassroots level will pay dividends. He said he uses social media platforms extensively for his election campaign.

“It would be a tight contest because six former MP’s, some who have held cabinet portfolios earlier, are in the contest.

A member of an affluent family in Deniyaya, Nipuna is a nephew of the President and the Prime Minister. “Being related to the President and the Prime Minister makes me strong for serving the country,” he said.


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