President expressed these views addressing a public rally at the 18th Mile Post in Katunayake in support of the UPFA candidates contesting next week’s Provincial Council elections. He said that the country was developed and it is the present Government which can provide relief to the people and develop the economy. He further added that schools, education, electricity, hospitals and roads were developed by the Government and requested the people to have faith in him. He called upon the people to give a resounding mandate to the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) by casting their vote in favour of the party symbol the ‘Betel Leaf’ and be with the Government which carry forward the country on the development path. The President emphasised that it is only the present government under his leadership which can and will reduce the cost of living.
A mammoth crowd including Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne and Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Dinesh Gunawardena, Tissa Vitharana. Felix Perera, S.B.Dissanayake, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Mervin Silva, Priyankara Jayarathna, Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna and MP Sudarshani Fernandopulle were present at the rally.