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Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 13:33
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The United National Front General Election manifesto which aims to rebuild the country within 5 years under the Five-fold action plan was launched this morning.

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.

Update : Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 19:30
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UNF launches its election manifesto that builds a new country under a 5 fold action plan within 60 months #GenElecSL

The United National Front election manifesto which aims to rebuild the country within 5 years under five-fold action plan was launched this morning.

The launch was ceremonially held with the participation of UNF leaders led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Viharamaha Devi Park in Colombo.

The UNF five-fold action plan includes the development of economy, eradication of corruption, restoring freedom, investment on infrastructure and scaling up education.

This manifesto also expect to strengthen the victory that achieved on January 8th.

Under the UNF action plan, it is expected to create a knowledge based economy and a market system of social economy.

It also expect to make that economy with modern trends and human face than that of Left winged or capitalist economies.

The action plan has also given priority to create firm and long term strategies in collaboration with the civil society, private sector and international agencies to eliminate corruption.

Under the restoration of freedom, a UNF government expect to strengthen the local government representation with a view to include more good governance principles into the state mechanism.

It stated that steps would be taken to introduce a new Constitution in order to minimize inequality among different classes of people.

A housing development program to build 50 thousand houses also includes in the UNF five-fold action plan.

New university syllabi would be introduced to train students targeting international job market.

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.

A new police Act would be introduced in order to prevent the distribution of narcotics.

The allowance already given to state employees would be added to their basic salary.

With the introduction of a new Constitution, the last legal binding with the parliament of the United Kingdom would become invalid.

The UNF manifesto also states that steps would be taken for maximum power devolution mechanism with the accord of all citizens under a unitary state.  The preferential vote system would also be abolished.

Several UNF leaders expressed their views during the launching ceremony.
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