Govt. to bring thousands to Colombo on Monday

The constituent parties of the government today said it would bring hundreds of thousands of people to Colombo on Monday in support of the government to thwart the US, UK and Canada led attempt to pass a resolution against Sri Lanka at the annual UNHRC sessions in Geneva.

Addressing the weekly cabinet news briefing at the Information Department today, UPFA General Secretary and Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha said the two month long strategy at local and international level will start on Monday and will come to an end with the Sinhala-Hindu New Year celebrations in April.

Minister Premajayantha pointed out that the opposition headed by the UNP and the JVP has launched a “destructive hate campaign” against the government in an attempt to bring the people to the street to support anti Sri Lanka elements. “But it will not be a success as a situation that suits an uprising against the government does not exist in Sri Lanka at the moment,” Minister Premajayantha emphasised.

The launching of 14,900 rural development projects at a cost of one million rupees for each project at Grama Seva Niladari (GS) level will be launched on March 10, to garner support for the government against the local and international anti-Sri Lanka campaigns, Minister Premajayantha said.

On April 5, another programme has been scheduled to select three families from each GS division and design a family empowerment project for each of them by the political leadership of the area, public officials, Samurdhi officers, Agriculture Development Officers and Divisional Secretaries with the assistance of the members of the Divineguma Families.

All local programmes will be carried out under the supervision of Divisional Secretaries and the political leadership of the area, he added.(Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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