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Polls not to topple Government but develop villages – PM

Feb 20, 2011 3:06:47 AM - itnnews.lk

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said that the mini polls are being held not to topple the government, but to select representatives, who could work for the development of the village.

As such, the Prime Minister pointed that the people should taken decisions wisely. At this election a vote is not cast neither for the President nor him to assume power.  It is the people living in villages who will benefit through this poll.  He said that after this poll there is not other election close by.  But, the Prime Minister added that through this vote, it will be the people living in the respective area who will benefit.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the opening of a United People’s Freedom Alliance elections office at Kahatapitiya in Gampola. Several candidates contesting the Local Government polls from the Kandy District were present on this occasion.