Wednesday, November 14, 2007

UNP provincial councillor Duminda Silva joins government

A leading activist of the UNP, Provincial Councillor Dumindha Silva has joined the government. He said the government has provided relief to the people through the budget.

He noted that it was prepared with a view to bring about development in the country. There were many proposals to sort out economic problems. Addressing a media briefing in Colombo today, Dumindha Silva said he wants to strengthen the President by extending support to him. There is a clear difference between the President and the Opposition Leader. He had clearly witnessed this difference when he met the President. He was optimistic that the budget had been targeted at the poorest sectors. Although the Opposition Leader has accountants surrounding him, they have not even improved their companies. However they gather some figures and announce over the TV. As an Opposition Leader, Dumindha Silva said Ranil Wickramasinghe should be aware as to who has the ability to work. The budget encourages local production. A guaranteed price has been assured for milk. The provincial councillor was optimistic that the President had the necessary strength and courage to end the war by mid next year. He claimed that he had many supporters in the Dumindha Silva Foundation and pointed out that they too would be following his footsteps.