The United National Party says it is seeking a 130-seat majority in parliament to continue its program based on a strong peace platform.
UNP says its work program, released on Monday in place of the traditional manifesto, will create 8 per cent growth and three million jobs.rn
rnComparing the government to a farmer UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in the first year they had to clear the land and then sow in the second year. rn
rnThe first harvest was expected in the third year, but the President had then obstructed it.rn
rnldblquote We had to stop the war, if not there would have been no economic development,
dblquote Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said.rn
rnldblquote We had to resuscitate an economy that had collapsed. Without these two measures there would have been no future.
rnThe UNP says it had created a strong foundation based on medium and long-term strategies based on cohesive policies.rn
rnldblquote We gave power, reduced inflation through strong