Ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Mayoral candidate for the Colombo Municipal Council Milinda Moragoda has promised a new City and a new life for the benefit of the populace of the city within 100 days. Mr. Moragoda said that there are two leaflets. One refers to the 100-day plan desired for implementation. The second is the policy statement. It has been produced as a draft. If the citizens in Colombo are keenly interested they can engage in a dialogue or request for a copy of the complete programme through face book, email or the website. He said that as soon as the campaign was over, the final policy statement would be released. Their concept was the involvement of the people in drawing it up. This is a difficult task. They expect to brief everyone. A positive result was expected through an uphill task.
Mr. Moragoda released his election manifesto during a news briefing at the Mahaweli Centre in Colombo this morning. Mr. Moragoda who has a clean track record as a politician, introduced the 12-point development plan for the Sri Lankan capital city. He introduced the new programme planned for the city of Colombo within the relatively 100 day period ensuring an efficient and broad service from the Municipal Council. In his plan, he promised a clean and efficient administration with right to information and to protect and foster religious and cultural diversity. He promised nothing less than restoring efficiency, transparency and accountability to the Municipal Council.
Minister Susil Premajayantha pointed out that what was required was to set the stage for a change. The change is taking place in the country. Their intention was to effect this change in Colombo and showcase to the world that changes are taking place in the country to suit the 21st century, acceptable to every community and help them lead better lives within the metropolitan.
Minister Dulles Alahapperuma called upon the voters to view the October 8th Election, putting aside the traditional system. He told the voters not to view it as a battle between the Freedom Alliance and the UNP but give a more broad and improved status. The Minister said that it had been decided to steer their political dais on a certain significant political concept.
Among those present were several Parliamentarians.