The launching ceremony was held with the participation of UNF leaders led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo.
The UNF five-fold action plan has given priority to create an economy with modern trends with a humane approach than that of Left winged or capitalist economies, which in turn would make every citizen rich.
The development of economy, eradication of corruption, restoring freedom, investment on infrastructure and uplifting education are also among the goals of the UNF election manifesto.
A future UNF government would create one million employment, and a new development Act would be introduced.
Country’s economy would be digitalized. 45 high economic development zones, 11 industrial and technical zones, 23 agricultural development zones, 10 fisheries economic development zones and several tourism development zones would also be set up accordingly.
In addition, 2,500 cluster villages would be established. Personal transport would be discouraged while public transport system would be regularized.
Under the UNF action plan, it is expected to add the already paid government servants allowance to their basic salary, and a tax ombudsman would be appointed for tax payers.
The Bribery Commission would be replaced with a high powered independent anti corruption commission. A new police commission would also be set up. The FCID would be given more authority by a parliamentary Act.
The UNF manifesto stated that steps would be taken to introduce a new Constitution, thereby invalidating the last legal binding that exists with the parliament of the United Kingdom.
The manifesto also proposes to take steps for maximum power devolution mechanism with the accord of all citizens under a unitary state. The preferential voting system would also be abolished.
The membership of the Executive Council would be amended making civil society representatives its members besides the premier, the opposition leader and the speaker.
A Theravada Buddhist council would be held in 2018, and Christian Affairs Ministry would be re-established. All embargos on creative art would be lifted. It also stated that the government would react to the UN Human Rights Council report within the local legal framework.
The UNF manifesto has proposed to set up a Megapolis in the Western province. A housing development program to build 500,000 houses also includes in the UNF five-fold action plan.
One million rupee compensation has been proposed for a death that caused due a bus or train accident while the same compensation would be paid for trishaw drivers’ death in accident.
The UNF manifesto proposes to allow every student to study for advanced level despite their ordinary level examination results. 6% from the
GDP would be allocated for education and 3% would be allocated for free healthcare facilities.
It has also proposed to make art, philosophy and music compulsory for every university student and at least two new university syllabi would be introduced by 2017 to train students targeting the international job market.