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Ranil Wickremesinghe A True Leader

Political Journey

Opportunity for everyone

“I’ve gone through many towns, many cities met with those who run the high street, they are the people who matter and they are complaining of their lack of access to capital. That’s something we have to recognise. There should be more money in the pockets of the average persons in the country.”

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Political Journey

Meeting the job expectations of people

“I was one of those who had faith in the market economy when many others didn’t. When we went through those dark years; we paid a price to get the market economy back. I want the market economy to benefit everyone.”

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Ranil’s Political Beginnings

Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected to the Sri Lankan Parliament at the General Election of 1977 at the relatively young age of 28 years, representing the newly constituted Biyagama electorate. His ambitions of a career in the newspaper industry had been thwarted by the government take-over of Lake House (the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.), the […]

The Electorate of Biyagama

As the MP for Biyagama, at the time one of the least developed electorates in the Gampaha district, Ranil started to dramatically change the landscape of the area with brand new carpeted roads, electrification schemes, water and sanitation projects, schools, community centres and other infrastructure inputs befitting a modern model suburb. He established the Biyagama […]

A Youthful and Dynamic Minister

Though a lesser man may have caved in under such grave responsibilities, the young minister thrived on the job. In fact, many still consider him to have been the best minister of education of the country. During his tenure, he initiated radical educational reforms aimed at the qualitative improvement of school education so as to […]