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MR regime borrowed more than all other govt’s did - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing the rally in Millaniya yesterday. Picture by Hirantha Gunathilaka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the loans obtained by the previous government was higher than what former governments had taken for the last 60 years.

He was addressing a political rally in support of the candidates contesting LG polls for the Millaniya and Bandaragama Pradeshiya Sabhas in Millaniya.

The Prime Minister said the previous government left a huge debt burden on the present government.

He said the UNP was the only political party that could develop villages.

The Prime Minister said a solution would be brought to the Mattala Airport issue this year, and a new entry point to the Southern Express way would be constructed in Millaniya.

He said the government has taken many steps to fast track development. “The industrial zones being constructed in many parts of the country will help improve economy,” he said

Power and Energy Deputy Minister Ajith P Perera, Ministers Gayantha Karunathilake, Daya Gamage, State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, Parliamentarians S.M. Marikkar, Nalin Bandara, Hirunika Premachandra Horana SLFP Organiser Hemantha Wickramarachchi, Western Provincial Councillor Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe and Aruna Deepal were present.