Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the relief was not given to the people with the intention of holding an election but considering the difficulties faced by the people due to the increase in commodity prices.
“Some people have a habit of asking when relief is given to the people, if an election is coming. As a government, we propose relief because it is difficult for the people when commodity prices rise. We always try to fulfill the promises made to the people even through challenges. When challenges come, unity is needed to accept that challenge.”
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said this while participating in the opening ceremony of the Mawathagama Water Supply Project yesterday (07).