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* Sri Lanka Freedom Party can consolidate freedom to the whole nation - President
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 11:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 02, Badulla: Sri Lanka Freedom Party was borne to establish national freedom and protect national heritage and it is the only party that could consolidate freedom to the whole nation, Sri Lankan Mahinda Rajapaksa said today.

Addressing a massive crowd gathered to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main consistent of ruling alliance, at the Vincent Dias Stadium in Badulla today, the President said the SLFP has a historical heritage to celebrate the 63rd anniversary in the Uva province where historical battles were fought for the freedom of the country.

The President further said that the SLFP has gained a massive strength from the general public and the SLFP led governments have been able to remove the British colonial authority from the country.

Recalling that when the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government came into power in 2005 the state sector has been weakened and the national economy was in a decline, the President said the present government has been able to boost the economic growth up to 8 percent.

The foreign reserves, which were at US$2 billion at 2005, had now increased up to US$ 9 Billion. The government has been able to provide electricity for each household at present. Unemployment rate has reduced to 4 percent and poverty level down to 6 percent today. The inflation has decreased below 4 percent, the President highlighted.

Addressing the convention SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said the SLFP has come forward despite the assassination of its pioneer leader S.W.R.D Bandaranaike and the depriving of civil rights of the next leader late Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

General Secretary of the UPFA Minister Susil Premajayantha said that Sri Lanka Freedom Party is the biggest social organization established in the island and achieved true freedom for the people.

SLFP was founded by the 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka late S.W.R.D Bandaranaike in 1951 and, since then, it has been one of the two largest parties in the Sri Lankan political arena.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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