Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe today announced that he will reveal the details of a program to revolutionize the country after the Parliamentary elections.
The Prime Minister says that an economic reform tenfold superior than the reforms introduced in 1977 would be launched at the end of this year.
Addressing a function organized to mark National Housing Day at the Debarawewa Public Ground in Tissamaharama, the Prime Minister said he is optimistic of producing an economic revolution tenfold of the 1977 to steer the country towards development.
He said the people had many aspirations after the war, but these were not met. It is to meet these aspirations that revolution will be launched.
He noted that general public did not become rich in the last five years. Instead a handful became super rich and started earning money through scams and corruption. The people became poor and lost access to free services such as education and health.
According to the Prime Minister the entire Parliament will be made a Government after the elections. He said the details of the program would be revealed within two weeks.
Speaking at the National Shelter Day held Tissamaharama this morning, he said the government has planned to create one million jobs for the youth.
The Prime Minister handed over checks to recipients of housing loan at the function today. He was presented with a First Day Cover and the Housing Day Flag released to mark National Housing Day.
Expressing views at this function, Housing and Samurdhi Minister Sajith Premadasa revealed that the government's plan is to provide shelter for all the citizens within the next five years.
The Minister said that massive grabbing of land had taken place in the Hambantota District. The previous administrators began slinging mud at the United National Party saying it was a cat's paw of the imperialists. But the so called patriots alienated lands in thousands of acres to imperialists and big companies, making about 1.5 million families homeless now, he noted.