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PM promises massive economic revolution in South

The South will undergo a massive economic revolution under the unity government, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

Speaking at the first anniversary celebration of the unity government in Matara, the Premier added that the government is ready to bring ships to the Hambantota harbour.

“We will bring one million high end tourists to the airport which is reigned by crows and peacocks, promoting the economy of the Southern region,” he said.

The Premier added that the financial city project has far reaching economic benefits to Sri Lanka.

“We entered into a financial city agreement which is expected to have far reaching economic benefits to Sri Lanka and the creation of higher paying service sector jobs,” he said.

Premier Wickremesinghe added that the former President had given an undertaking to UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon that his government will take legal action against those responsible for alleged human rights violations.

“It is not me who entered an agreement with Prabakaran to secure an election victory. But we are labeled as traitors,” he said.