Published On : Wed, Dec 21st, 2016

‘Act aims to bring about speedy development’ – PM

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the development (special provisions) act will bring about accelerated development to the country.

He made the remark yesterday (20) at the handover at Sugathadasa indoor stadium of land ownership deeds to 2,667 families in Colombo district.

The government does not need to keep powers of the provincial councils, but this act will be implemented with the support of the PCs, he went onto say.

The aims of the government are to bring about political stability within the first year in office, control the debt burden in the second and to achieve development in the next few years, said the PM.

Meanwhile, minister from the SLFP Chandima Weerakkody told the media yesterday that his party strongly opposed the creation of a super minister with extraordinary powers, but that they would support the enactment of laws to attract investment and bring about speedy development to the country.

Also, a group of senior government officials, including Board of Investment chairman Upul Jayasuriya, have met president Maithripala Sirisena and lodged their strong protest against the creation of such a position.

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