“Country Forward” says President
[July 12, 2004 - 6.00 GMT]

President Kumaratunga yesterday urged people to shed all differences and dedicate themselves to the Government's "Country Forward" programme.

“I greatly appreciate the confidence the people reposed in us and pledge to uphold it untarnished at all times. Let us dedicate ourselves to the sublime policy of "Country Forward," said the President in a media release.

The UPFA won 105 out of the 118 electorates, during the Provincial Councils elections held on Saturday, July 10. The elections were conducted in six provinces of Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Western, North East and Central. The Wayamba PC poll held in April was also won by the UPFA.

The voter turnout was between 45 per cent to 50 per cent, a low figure by Sri Lankan standards.

The President said all political parties represented in Parliament should understand the reality of the people's mandate which clearly shows the people's choice.

“Let us march forward in unity, as one people, one nation,” she said.





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Last Updated Date: July 7, 2004  - 8.45 GMT.


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