Ranil: Airport for Wellawaya, port for Oluvil
UNP Presidential candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday declared that he would reconstruct all tsunami damaged houses within a year and pledged to make Kalmunai a model city like Kandy and Anuradhapura.

Mr. Wickremesinghe addressing a rally in Kalmunai said he would also form a separate Muslim unit for the uplift of the poor Muslim fisherfolk and farmers.
“This is like a regional centre for all Muslims. Any poor Muslim can claim their basic needs,” he said.

The Opposition Leader outlined his plans for an airport in Wellawaya and a harbour at Oluvil. Mr. Wickremesinghe said he believed that airport and the harbour would link the communities.

Ranil Wickremesinghe also addressed a rally in Wellawaya where he declared that one of his top priorities would be restoring peace and ending poverty.
He said one of the best ways to improve the country was to improve the infrastructure in the regions which would in turn generate more employment and more opportunities to the villages.

The UNP leader was due in Nuwara Eliya last evening but due to bad weather he could not attend the rally there. However he addressed the gathering over the telephone enabling the people to listen to him over the public address system.

Mr. Wickremesinghe assured the people of Nuwara Eliya that he would develop the area and create more jobs for the people.

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