President strengthened UPFA - Minister
Nov 16, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The strengthening of the UPFA under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is a politically significant feature, states Petroleum Industries Minister and UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha in a congratulatory message issued on behalf of the UPFA to the President to mark his birthday and inauguration to the second term of office.
The message said as Prime Minister of the 2004 UPFA Government President Rajapaksa rendered a colossal service to the people during the tsunami.
He used everything within his means to safeguard the UPFA Government when the JVP group left it in an effort to destabilise it.
When he contested the 2005 Presidential election as the Presidential candidate he was able to bring many other small parties together under the UPFA umbrella.
After assuming the Presidential election he was appointed President of the UPFA as well.