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Government says development is not a challenge

Feb 10, 2011 5:19:54 AM - itnnews.lk

Development of the country is not a challenge to the Government. The Ministers and Parliamentarians have stated in Parliament that the country will be made the wonder of Asia in the same manner terrorism was eliminated.

Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that many were of the view that terrorism could not be eliminated. Some said that at least part of the country should be given to the LTTE to end the conflict. But the President and the Government held a different view and they successfully accomplished their task. He said that it is not a challenge for a Government that has eliminated a terrorist organization to the amazement of the world to cultivate vegetables and coconuts or to increase the fish harvest.

Parliamentarian Dilum Amunugama said that the UNP is deriving pleasure out of the situation that the country is facing due to natural disaster. The party has not even sent a lorry load of relief. If they say that the rain is due to somebody being imprisoned he asked as to why it is raining in Australia. He said that the UNP is attempting to create public displeasure by resorting to disgraceful strategies.