It is very sad to note that the UNP was unable to find a candidate to the Presidential Election. If a party which was established by late D.S.Senanayake cannot find a presidential candidate how can they rule the country? Prime Minister D.M.Jayarathna questioned when the House took up the Expenditure Heads under the Finance and Planning Ministry for debate at the Committee Stage of Budget 2015.
Since the elimination of the LTTE terrorism under the able leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka has experienced a brisk economic growth and President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be given the absolute credit for this said Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva in Parliament.
Deputy Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons Reforms, Sarath Chandrasiri Mutukumarana said in Parliament today that projects had been implemented to obtain the services of prison inmates in development programmes as that would also help reducing the congestion in prisons.
Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Deputy Minister Victort Anthony said in Parliament today that the present times could be termed as the golden era of coconut development history of Sri Lanka.
Ending of separatist conflict helped the government to channel funds from the war effort to grant relief to people in the 2015 budget, Plantations Industries Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said in Parliament.
Minister for Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma stated that with the introduction of Technology as a subject in the school curriculum, the government has been successful in building bridges between the schools and work places. For the first time in history, unemployment has been reduced to less than 5 percent.
Sri Lanka’s permanent housing unit percentage reached 81 percent during the last four years and the construction industry’s contribution for the Gross Domestic Product last year was 8.6 percent, Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said in Parliament today.