Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, newly nominated presidential candidate from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), on Friday (16) paid a visit to chief incumbent of Tissamaharama Sandagiri Ubhaya Raja Maha Vihara chief Sanghanayake of Hambantota, Matara Kandabodapattuwa Venerable Doctor Devalegama Dhammasena Thero upon receiving blessings.
Following blessings, Mr. Rajapaksa was warmly welcomed by the people in the area.
Rajapaksa addressing the public at the Ambalantota Junction said he will come up with a practical strategy boosting the economy, strengthening the security and accelerating the development of the country, as he vowed in the National Convention of the SLPP when he was officially declared as the presidential candidate.
He added that it was his responsibility to create an environment in which all nations could live equally.
He further stated that he will focus on devising a mechanism that will improve the economy of the people who depend on agriculture and fisheries industry.
People from Ranminithenna, Murapola Kade Junction, Tissa Maharama Town, Debarawewa Clock Junction, Weerawila Town, Pallemalala Junction, Warehouse Junction, M.R.C.C. Junction, Ambalantota Town and Angunakolapelessa had organized many functions to welcome Mr. Rajapaksa.
Parliamentarians representing the joint opposition were also present at the occasion.