Gotabaya releases manifesto giving priority to economy, security

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa released his election manifesto today which gives priority to improving the economy and protecting national security.

Speaking at an event held to launch the manifesto at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Rajapaksa said that his policy will be to ensure the country is not divided and that the same law applies to the entire country.

He said that his Government will not allow outsiders to interfere in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs.

Rajapaksa said that his immediate priority will be to improve the economy and amend outdated financial laws.

He said that a lot of focus will also be given to local businesses and tourism.

Speaking at the same event, former President and SLPP leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said that a package giving several concessions to the public by next April will be announced soon.

He also said that they have no intention of giving false promises to Tamils and Muslims to secure their votes.

Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the SLPP will be open for talks based on ground realities instead of unrealistic promises.

The former President said that the Presidential election next month will also be seen as a referendum ahead of the Parliamentary election next year. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. Gota is not a pro China candidate. Why Indians are too scared of Gota? Because Indians can’t divide and conquer Sri Lanka through Tamils or Muslims under strong leadership of Gota. India and the West want weak security in Sri Lanka to impose their interests. China wants finacial instability to buy Sri Lanka through a debt trap. Gota must watch Indians, the West and Chinese very carefully.

  2. Dear Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa follow the former late Singapore Prime Minister. He created community groups and pushed his agenda. And the media helped him to accomplish his goals. Sri Lanka has 25 districts, create a community group for each district and push the development drive and other disciplinary action.

    First and foremost you must secure the borders immediately. Otherwise people who want easy handouts will leave the country as refugees and become foreign puppets to destabilize the country. Eventually, they will become cancer for the country. Remember, India created the Tamil armed groups to divide and conquer Sri Lanka, but it did not plan to sustain it for decades, because India was a poor country in the 80s. The West had money and sustained it through Tamil diaspora. Secondly reform the media to develop the country. Media should not confuse the people, nor impose the foreign interests, but help you and your administration to go forward, in order to develop the country.

  3. This government has done lot of work during the last 4 1/2 years with all the obstacles from within the unity government SLFP ministers , The president , natural disasters and MR supporters unannounced continuous strikes . UPFA and Maitree as president ruled the country for more than 25 years is it fair to compare the work done in 25 years vs 4 1/2 years , Yahapalanaya government record is much better , present government took over a country with huge foreign and local debt invested on useless project borrowed 8% or more interest rates still these loans are not settled and with tarnished image of our motherland by Rajapakse regime.Under yahapalanaya we gain our lost rights and freedom which the nation lost during under Rajapakses ruthless and dictatorial family rule .
    Rajapakases sold the country to China including Army HQ , 15000 hectares of land , port city project and many more we have to understand the difference of selling our national wealth and leasing Rajapakses did this to robbed and accumulate wealth outside Srilanka mainly in USA ,UAE and many other countries final Srilanka as a nation got poorer and poor Rajapakse got richer and richer .
    Finally Namal Rajapakse while addressing a rally in Everur in the east has told they are forming a sinhala government , where are we heading division and violence against UNP supporters , Tamils ,Muslims , Burgers and Malays we can see already extremist forces are with Goatabaya ,if Gotabaya wins on 16th November we will loose our rights and freedom which we are enjoying now and very valuable to us which we cannot loose under any circumstances cost of living and other issues are secondary . Under this government security was under the president unfortunately the attack on 21st April security was under control with all the freedom we were enjoying Gotabya is directly involved in 21st April attack NTJ was started under UPFA government and sponsored for their political achievements

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