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* Not afraid of acts of sabotage, strikes - President
Sun, Aug 2, 2020, 12:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 02, Colombo: President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that saboteurs carry out various conspiracies every time a leader who thinks about the country comes to power.

Addressing an election rally at the Mahaweli Stadium in Badulla yesterday (01), President Rajapaksa said every time a patriotic leader is elected to the highest office in the country, eventually conspirators and extremists would emerge to sabotage his/her policies and vision.

Commenting on the strike launched by the port workers, the President said a group of people has created a baseless crisis in relation to the Colombo Port.

No matter what conspiracies are launched, no one can intimidate him by such acts of sabotage, the President said He assured that it will not diminish his spirit while performing his duty to eradicate poverty.

President Rajapaksa guaranteed that his quest to eradicate poverty will not be abandoned. He assured that he will honor every promise in his policy framework “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor” and following the general election, promised 150,000 job appointments for underprivileged and graduates will be granted.

In addition, the President also revealed a plan to provide employment for students who had succeeded in O/L and A/L following a satisfactory training program.

At a public gathering in Kandaketiya Weekly fair premises, Wiyaluwa , the President assured to implement a proper plan to permanently resolve the elephant intrusions and shortage of water supply for irrigation in the area. He added that he would take steps to return inherited lands for cultivation purposes.

President stated that he would examine each and every issue in order to successfully combat poverty and uplift the lives of the people under a proper strategy.


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