The Government says the country’s image which had been tarnished in the international arena has now been re-established.
Government member and United National Party (UNP) Parliamentary candidate, Karu Jayasuriya, said that a number of large foreign investment projects have already been initiated and many more foreign investors and financial institutions, funding development projects, look forward to working with an administration of the United National Front Government for Good Governance.
“It would be seen that every time the UNP was in power the economy had flourished with the input of large scale local and foreign investments and initiation of development projects. Therefore, what needs to be done at this juncture is to ensure victory to the United National Front which is experienced, geared to face the present day challenges and capable of winning both local and international support,” Jayasuriya said.
He said that the decision of the voters at the next election will determine the destiny of the country and future of the people.
Jayasuriya said the party that wins should be able to implement constitutional reforms, a program for economic development, educational reforms, a process of eliminating corruption and fulfill the aspirations of the people to live as free citizens.
“It should be also a party that could win the confidence and support of the large majority of the citizenry. At this juncture, the best group that should be elected is the United National Front for Good Governance. Several political parties and many civil society organizations have aligned themselves with the Front for Good Governance led by the United National Party which has the largest vote base as a single political party. It is interesting to note that several political parties representing Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers and many other ethnic groups together with civil society activists have come forward to support the Front for Good Governance. Many groups with different opinions who earlier had engaged in ideological disputes in the past with the UNP, in common interest of the country have agreed to join hands in order to continue with the change effected by the people on the 8th of January,” Jayasuriya said.
Jayasuriya also said that the people should not get lured into unachievable and unworkable concepts and programs, however much attractive those might be. (Colombo Gazette)