Ensure victory for path of prosperity
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has performed a dedicated service by
laying equal emphasis on development work while carrying out a
humanitarian war to free the country of terrorism at a huge loss.
People in the South should ensure a runaway victory for the UPFA at
the forthcoming election to strengthen President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s
hands and enable him to steer the nation towards peace and prosperity
overcoming all local and international challenges said UPFA Galle
district candidate and former Minister, Attorney at law U.G.D.
Ariyathilake at a UPFA election meeting held in Galle recently.
He said the President’s farsighted leadership and the Defence
Secretary’s able guidance had enabled Security Forces and police to wipe
out terrorism which had been a stumbling block for development and
The President had performed a dedicated service by laying equal
emphasis on development work while carrying out a humanitarian war to
free the country of terrorism at a huge loss.
Under the Gama Neguma program alone Rs. 1 million was set apart for
infrastructure development in each village every year despite a costly
war and this itself was a herculean feat-free education, free textbooks
and uniforms for schoolchildren.
Free health service had been continued without interruption while
enhancing the Samurdhi allowance.
In addition to this, gigantic development projects such as
Norochcholai Upper Kotmale and Hambantota Port projects have been
launched with local and foreign funding and their benefits will soon
accrue to the people.
Although some of the problems in the South needed solutions at
national level the Southern Province had its own resources and talents
added to a very creative public and if they are efficiently managed
through a proper political leadership, development of the Province will
be an easy task.
It is for this reason that the people should elect a UPFA
administration to the Southern Province once again.
UPFA Candidate Ariyathilake said he has proper credentials for
election as a people’s representative because he has 16 years experience
as a Southern Provincial Minister. He said he had even gone to jail and
suffered Police assault in fighting for the rights of his people.
He had never betrayed his people for the sake of personal gain or
He had learnt his politics from the late Ministers Amarasiri
Dodangoda and Richard Pathirana and committed his time and energy to
serve people in the Southern Province.