Feb 11, Colombo: The ruling party of Sri Lankan government, United National Party (UNP) accepting the defeat at the local government elections say the party will commit to fulfill people's expectations and come back stronger.
Issuing a statement UNP General Secretary Minister Kabir Hashim said the party will deeply think about the people's warning and commit themselves to perform their duties accurately and speedily.
"We bow down to the decision taken by the people at the local government polls. People have given us a warning message through the election," he said.
Minister Kabir Hashim said the government has fulfilled many tasks and services during the past period and some of them are displayed to the public.
"This election is a good example. We were able to create a better election environment, instead of the election system which spending big sums of money even created conflicts among the candidates of the same party. The present government completely stopped the misuse of state properties and resources for the election," he said.
He pointed out that the present government was able to make a significant contribution to health, education and several other sectors.
Minister Hashim said results of many of the services accomplished by the UNP are not yet visible to the people and will become evident soon and people will reap the benefits.
The Minister also acknowledged that there were many tasks the government was unsuccessful in fulfilling. He said the debt burden inherited from the Rajapaksa regime and the natural disasters the country experienced often during the last three years were the reason for this situation.
The UNP general secretary said steps will be taken to achieve success in the unsuccessful and delayed tasks.
"However, we will work with full effort and strength to fulfill what we missed," Minister Hashim said.
"On January 8 people of this country gave us a mandate for a socio-economic and political change. That responsibility was confirmed at the August general election. In keeping with the mandate given to us by the people in August, we reiterate our commitment to meaningfully implement the tasks given to us by the people," Minister Kabir Hashim said.