Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* PM says new political alliance will be set up soon
Wed, Jan 23, 2019, 11:34 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Rani Wickremesinghe says the new political alliance National Democratic Front led by the United National Party will be established within the next two weeks.

He said that other political parties also have an opportunity to join this broader alliance in the future.

Speaking at a ceremony held to handover 266 houses under the 2nd phase of the 'Siyapath Sevana' Housing Scheme in Dematagoda yesterday (22), the Premier said he has no intention of dividing the country as his opponents claim.

"My opponents are accusing me of trying to divide the country. I will never divide this country," the Prime Minister said.

The Premier noted that certain factions are spreading false rumors claiming the government is attempting to divide the country because they are envy of the development projects carried out by the UNP led government.

The Prime Minister said the government aims to focus its attention on converting Colombo into the central hub of the India Ocean.

The Premier said he is committed to rebuilding the country by paying back the existing debts running into billions and billions of dollars.

He further said the southern Colombo port will be developed and the services will be extended to the northern Colombo port and Mattala port premises.

The Premier handed over 266 housing units to the recipients yesterday under the 2nd phase of Siyapath Sevana Housing project implemented at a cost of Rs. 1.064 billion. Earlier 437 housing units were handed over to low income families under the first phase of this project.

Addressing the gathering Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said 9,889 housing units have been built in Colombo for the benefit of low income families from 1958 to 2014. But the present government was able to build 15,799 houses by 2019.

He said plans have been made to construct 25,000 housing units by the year 2020 and the objective is to entirely rid the Colombo city of shanties by the year 2025.

The Minister also said effective measures have been taken to control flood situation inside Colombo city.

Mayor of the Colombo Municipal Council Mrs. Rosy Senanayake and several officials also participated in the occasion.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Government to place public funds under direct supervision of the Treasury
-- [1 hour and 0 minutes ago]
RE/MAX enters Sri Lanka's booming Eastern Coast property market
-- [2 hours ago]
Southern Expressway extension from Matara to Hambanthota to open for public in August
Chairman of Sanasa Bank at Wigoda, Gampaha arrested for misappropriating over Rs. 750 million of funds
Foundation laid for 2,126th model village named after cricket legend Kumara Sangakkara
Sports Minister clarifies that he has no involvement in team selections
Area for leopard sightseeing at Kumana National Park closed off for tourists after worker killed
Comprehensive probe into giving wrong bodies to families at Kalutara Hospital
PNB recovers over 3 kg of heroin in a garage near Southern expressway entrance
Solar Industries Association seeks immediate approval for small solar power projects to end power crisis

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.