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LTTE blocked development and economic growth

[PTI, Monday, 29 March 2010 12:49 No Comment]

Jan_2010_2425B-ll Decades of LTTE insurgency deeply hindered Sri Lanka’s economic growth, with the country failing to realise its potential as a trans-shipment hub of the region, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.

Addressing a rally ahead of the April 8 polls, Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka’s geographical position as a trans-shipment hub had not been utilised in the past and the government is developing the infrastructure to boost the economy.

"Now we have initiated power plants such as Norochcholai, Upper Kotmale, Kerawalapitiya etc in addition five harbours, new Airports, Highways, irrigation schemes, concreted roads for villages, are coming up," he told the rally.

Rajapaksa said that his government took the task of uniting the country when they came into power in 2005.

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