The Presidential Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that an excellent programme will be implemented under a future government to improve the economic situation of the people. After arriving in Kandy and paying homage to the sacred Tooth Relic he told media that a proper programme should be implemented to eliminate the prevailing unemployment problem. He said that productive measures are needed to solve the housing problem and a long term programme is needed to improve the economic condition of the people. Thereafter Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa called over on the Mahanayakes of Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters. Addressing the gathering after taking part in religious rituals at Kandy, Katukele Sri Selwavinayagam Kovil, Mr. Rajapaksa said that he has a sound understanding of the problems of the estate people, and he would pay a special attention to solve the issues. A group of people including opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa were present on the occasion.
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