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* Sri Lanka Opposition Leader says government does not have any development plans
Fri, Apr 2, 2010, 06:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe says the current government does not have any development plans and has missed all opportunities to serve the people.

He told a public rally in Kiribathgoda yesterday (1) that the current government is trying to gain credit for the development programmes and construction work initiated and planned by the United National Party.

According to Wickremasinghe, the government in its eagerness to gain credit for all development programmes has forgotten the history of the development initiated by the UNP.

Referring to the Hambantota Harbor project, Wickremasinghe observed that it was a plan of the UNP. He said that the government's much talked about project was in fact a UNP plan.

"It is no wonder that these government candidates are talking about developing Gampaha, because they do not know the history about Gampaha and that the area was developed best during the UNP. Former UNP Leaders like the Late J R Jayawardena and R. Premadasa developed Gampaha on an unprecedented scale. The Biyagama Export processing zones, roads and market construction were done during the UNP regime," Wickremasinghe said.

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