The SLFP will celebrate its 59th anniversary on September 2 at 9.30 a.m. at Temple Trees under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s patronage, Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha said. All political parties in the alliance, SLFP MPs, Provincial Council members, members attached to SLFP organizations, trade unions and others will participate, the Minister told a press briefing at the SLFP Headquarters, Colombo yesterday.
According to Minister Premajayantha, the Government is doing well and the Newsweek magazine named Sri Lanka as the world’s 66th best country to live.
Sri Lanka is on the top in the region. Sri Lanka’s infant mortality rate is nine per 1,000 births and the average life expectancy is 74 years, he said.
Sri Lanka records the region’s best health indicators. This year 313,000 students sat for the year five scholarship examination with North and East students. Sri Lanka’s per capita income has gone up from US $ 1,100 to US $ 2,000 within four years. It is planned to increase it to US $ 4000 next year. Sri Lanka also has the world’s second best share market, the Minister said.