UNP will make Lanka developed nation by 2025 - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday addressed an election rally in the Badulla city in support of the UNP candidates vying for the upcoming Local Government election. Ministers Harin Fernando and Akila Viraj Kariyawasam were present. Pictures by Hirantha Gunathilake

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the United National Party will take over the challenge of turning Sri Lanka into a developed country by 2025.

Addressing an election rally in Badulla city,Wickremesinghe said the government will take forward the development activities now in progress while ensuring freedom enjoyed by society.

He said that the entire country including villages and towns will witness development if the United National Party secures power in the Pradeshiya Sabaha and Urban Councils.

The Prime Minister added that the government has already started the development of the Ella town and Bandarawela and Badulla towns will also be developed towns with more focus on tourists.

He said the international community and the people in the country lost confidence in the economic policies of the previous government. He said the people in Badulla and Moneragala will receive the dividends of development taking place in Hambantota.

“We have ended a difficult time.The government is now striving to make the youth’s dream of gaining better employment a reality,” he said. Ministers Harin Fernando and Akila Viraj Kariyawasam also spoke.

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