Our Leaders – Mr. Ranasinghe Premadasa
The United National Party is the party that rendered the most service to this country. The following is the enormous service rendered to this country by the people friendly leaders who were committed to such tasks.
Prime Minister – 1978 to 1989
President -1989 to 1993
Party Leader – 1989 to 1993
President Ranasinghe Premadasa came in to the leadership of the country from an ordinary family and carried out a tremendous service for the country and the innocent poor people as well. Initial steps were taken to provide houses to thousands of homeless people through the Udagam Project.
The Gamudawa Project also provided houses for thousands of people and helped in creating new cities where the development carried out in the country was taken to the villages.
The 200 factory programme resulted in a surge in employment opportunities for the youth, while several other community projects such as Janasaviya, Asarana Sarana Parental protection scheme were also launched during the Premadasa era.
President Premadasa’s leadership to wipe out terrorism in the South was also significant.