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Economic Foundations set by successive UNP governments

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Economic Development Foundations laid by  the UNP governments – Since 1977

1 Accelerated Mahaweli Ganga development Electricity and Agriculture
2 The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka – Free Trade Zone (Investment Promotion) Employment and Foreign / Exchange earner
3 Overseas employment Employment and Foreign Exchange earner
4 Accelerated Garment Industries Export exchange earnings and employment
5 Development of  Port to handle Containerised Cargo. Export earnings and increased efficiency at Ports.
6 Introduction of ETF (Employees Trust Fund) for employees. Benefit to employees (retirement security)
7 Installation of a Securities Commission and  the Share  Market. Healthy competition and development of Private enterprise.
8 Privatisation of the Telecom to develop the industry with healthy competition.  efficient  communication resulting in enhanced businesses. Efficient services to customers & a new segment of employees.
9 Development of Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte and the Parliament complex. To accommodate 225 members and an efficient office complex
10 Introduction of Private banking system in open economy. Healthy completion with revised monetary policy.
11 Development of the tourist Industry by introducing Star Class hotels. Foreign exchange earner & employment
12 Development of Agro-based Industries with the use of Mahaweli waters. – Export oriented Agri products. Employment.
13 Privatisation of Non profit making Industries. Re-establishing the industries and generation of lost employment.
14 Establishment of  Air Lanka. (Now Sri Lankan) – Foreign earner. & Employment

 

Providing equal opportunities for all Sri Lankans within a united Sri Lanka.

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Construction work was ceremonially inaugurated on this Project by President Jayawardana on August 14, 1978. It was ceremonially commissioned on April 12th 1985.

Victoria dam is the highest dam in Sri Lanka maximum height 122m (400ft). a circular concrete-lined tunnel of 6 meters diameter (19.7ft) leading to 3 Francis turbines, each of 70 MW capacity and generating 780 GIGA Watt hours of electricity

Victoria dam is the highest dam in Sri Lanka and has the largest Power Station in the country. It consists of a double curvature arch dam of maximum height 122m (400ft), a circular concrete-lined tunnel of 6 meters diameter (19.7ft) leading to 3 Francis turbines, each of 70 MW capacity and generating 780 GIGA Watt hours, housed in a reinforced concrete power station 52 m (170ft) long and 30m (98ft) wide. The dam which is located between the Hulu Ganga confluence and the Mahaweli Ganga rapids called “Victoria Falls” measures 507m (1663ft) along the crest. The catchment area at this dam site is 1869 sq km(730sq miles) and the gross capacity of the reservoir is 728 M cu.m.(500,800 acre feet) at a full supply level of 438 m(1437 ft).

 

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Reservoir (As at Projects & Programme 1988)
Catchment area – 2,330 Km 2
Gross storage capacity – 861 MCM
Live storage capacity – 558 MCM
Surface at retention level – 1350Ha
Turbines Number of turbine & Generator – 2
Type of turbines – Francis
Setting of turbines – 148.50 m MSL
Installed capacity – 2 x 63 MW
Annual estimated energy
Generation firm – 428 GWh (one million units)
Secondary – 100 GWh
(Sources Projects and Programme 1988)
Main Dam : Double Curvation Arch Dam
Dam Length – 485 m
Dam Height – 94.0 m
Crest elevation – 239.0 m MSL
Crest width – 10 m
Maximum base width – 303 m
Spill way
Maximum capacity – 8,100 m 3/ s
Tunnel  Tunnel Bottom & Irrigation Outlet
Length – 5646 metres
Diameter of tunnel
Inside concrete lining – 6.2 metres
Depth of surge chamber – 116 meters

 

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Reservoir Spill way
Maximum capacity – 10,235 m
Number of gates – 1
Type of gates – Taintor Type
Height of gate – 16.21 m
Width of gates – 16.00 m
Main Dam : Double Curvation Arch Dam Dam Length – 420 m
Dam Height – 0.20 m
Crest elevation – 41.50 m
Crest length – 50 m
Turbines TNumber of turbine & Generator – 2
Type of turbines – Francis type
Setting of turbines – 148.50 m MSL
Installed capacity – 64 MVA
Annual estimated energy
Generation firm – 180 GWh (one million units)
Secondary – 73 GWh
 Tunnel   Tunnel Bottom & Irrigation Outlet
Design capacity – 300 m3

 

kotmale

Main Dam : Double Curvation Arch Dam
Dam Crest Length – 520 m
Dam Height (above foundation) – 122 m
Crest roadway level – 442.5 metres MSL
Volume of concrete – 480.000 m3
Minimum thickness – 6 m
Maximum thickness – 25 m
Generators Type – Semi umbrella
Generating voltage – 12.5 Kv
Energy production capability – 420 GWH/ year (firm)
Energy production capability – 284 GWH/ year
 Reservoir Catchment area – 1891 Km2 730 sq.mls
Mean river flow – 105 m3/s
Highest recorded river flow
(excluding Hulu Ganga – 6000 m3/s
Discharge capacity of gated flood overspill 7900 m3/s
Gross storage capacity (at 438m) – 722 million m3
Useful storage capacity – 688 million m3
Surface water area – 1374 Ha
 Tunnel Length – 5646 metres
Diameter of tunnel
(inside concrete lining – 6.2 M
surge chamber – 116 meters

 

Damages inflicted by the SLFP/ UPFA led successive coalition governments

1994 – 2004 

SLFP Coalition Government Privatised all public investments Achieved nothing

2005 – 2014

SLFP/UPFA leading Coalition Government Ended the armed struggle between the separatists (General Fonseka’s leadership )  without a proper everlasting solution to the ethnic conflict.

Economic waste

 Construction of a  Port without Ships coming in.
– Construction of an Air Port without planes landing.
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Conducting Night Car races for children to enjoy.
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Construction of roads and highways at a highest cost of per kilometre rate.
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Manipulating the stock market and purchasing state assets through third parties.

Corruption

– Mismanagement of  Petroleum, Public banks, Air Lanka, Health  Sector , Education, all other  government institutions.
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Unprecedented corruption by the politicians connected and the family members of the  President running into billions of rupees.

 

WORST OF ALL Manipulation of the Judiciary for personal benefits.