Central theme of development:
The address by President Mahinda Rajapaksa
to the Oxford Union on an invitation of the Oxford Union and the Sri
Lankan Society of Oxford University on Monday.
Our development model as presented in my election
manifesto, the Mahinda Chinthana, signifies the empowerment of the
rural economy. The centre piece of this new strategy will be the
development of modern infrastructure throughout the country to
provide a basis for development of Agriculture, Industry,
Construction, Tourism, SMEs and transport services that will bring
about new opportunities to our people in the rural economy.
Collapse of the unholy alliance of Ranil and Rauf
Wickremesinghe should know, particularly from
his knowledge of the democratic practices observed by members of the
pro-West IDU, that the standard rule is for all democratic leaders
to resign when they fail to win the confidence of the people at the