Friday, July 13, 2018

Development was stagnant due to conflict - Sampanthan

The Leader of the Opposition R Sampanthan says Sri Lanka failed to achieve its development goals due to the longstanding conflict, which has not been resolved for the past 70 years.

Speaking during a meeting with the Visiting Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance said the country needs a peaceful resolution through a new Constitution adding the opposition will extend its support to the government to achieve such a power-sharing arrangement.

Highlighting the longstanding bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and Thailand the Leader of the Opposition Sampanthan commended the progress made by Thailand in the past.

Speaking on the need for Investments in the North and East Sampanthan requested the Prime Minister to encourage the Thai private sector investors to invest in the North and East.

While appreciating the initiatives taken to establish a sugar factory in the North by the Thailand Investors the Opposition Leader requested more of such investments to the former war-torn areas.

He emphasized that more investments would certainly uplift the Economic condition of Sri Lanka.