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Friday, 19 December 2014 - 13:13
Update: Maithripala's election manifesto released: Many concessions from the interim budget of the Common Candidate. -Video

The election manifesto of common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena was released yesterday in front of the Buddha statue at Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo.

The manifesto named as a compassionate governance and stable country, is comprised of 11 major factors.

The first action to be implemented under its 100 day action plan is to appoint UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister.

The new manifesto also proposes to abolish the current executive presidency and introduce a new system of governance with a parliament with presidential powers.

It also proposes to annul the 18th amendment and enact independent commissions.

In addition, the common candidate’s manifesto proposes to gain development dimension 10 times more than that of the current development by halting mega type corruption that gripped in the ongoing projects.

Special rehabilitation centers are proposed to be set up to cure the drug addicts, and pictorial warnings on cigarette packets will be increased upto 80%.

It proposes to prohibit the import of pesticides that lead to kidney disease and the farmer pension payment will be increased.

Among the proposals is an allowance of 20 thousand rupees to be paid to each pregnant mother to enable her to provide a nutritious meal to the new born baby.

At the same time, the common candidate’s manifesto proposes to allocate 6% of the GDP for education sector, and Mahapola scholarship allowance to be increased upto 5 thousand rupees.

Among the other relief and incentives are: special tax holidays for local entrepreneurs, one million new employment, remove 400 million rupees tax on oil to reduce fuel prices and provide relief to buy vehicles for public transport sector including three wheelers and motor cycles.

Addressing the gathering during the launch of his election manifesto this morning common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena said that he would march forward without vengeance.

Update: Friday, 19 December 2014 - 6:58 PM
Election Manifesto of the Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena released.

The election manifesto of common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena was released today in front of the Buddha statue at Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo.

The manifesto named as a Maithree palanayak stavara ratak or a compassionate administration and stable country, comprises of 11 major factors.

A Constitutional amendment ensuring to restore democracy, rising economy, decent society, decontaminated foods and sustainable farming system are among them.

Common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena engaged in religious observances in front of the Buddha Statue at Viharamahadevi Park this morning.

Later the election manifesto was handed over to all religious representatives including president of the National Movement for a Just Society Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera.

Later common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena handed over copies of the manifesto to the political party leaders.

Addressing the gathering UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said Maithree administration would mean an advent of another Lichchavi democratic system.

Meanwhile a power failure was experienced at the time of the launch of the common candidate’s election manifesto.

Our correspondent said however the organizers were able to restore electricity by a generator.
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