Milinda continues his “Strange Campaign”
Posted on March 30th, 2010

Gamini Sarath Godakanda

Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress and UPFA candidate for the Colombo District, Milinda Moragoda made a visit to Spencer Denim Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. In Padukka last week to meet with the factory workers and management to discuss his ideas and policies as outlined in the SLNC  “Agenda for Influencing the Government”. Among the issues discussed were the status of the GSP+ facility and the future of the garment industry in Sri Lanka. During the discussion Moragoda stated that “ƒ”¹…”‘there is a golden opportunity before us at the end of the over three decade long war, to rebuild the country.”Mr. Moragoda also explained to the workers about the importance of country branding and was happy to note that Spencer Garments was already successfully selling its own brand in the UK.

In the context of the current campaign frenzy, Moragoda, who is standing for reelection in the Colombo District as a candidate on the UPFA list has been carrying out an extravagance-free campaign, which places the focus on substance and respect of the citizen. As part of this campaign, he is meeting small groups of citizens, and holding discussions which focus on the issues important to the public, rather than large campaign rallies. In order to highlight the gross waste of money spent on campaigns, and as a symbolic gesture against the massive amounts of money wasted on posters, cutouts, firecrackers and campaign tamashas, he has made donations to community development projects from the savings he has made from his no-frills campaign.

Mr. R. A. D. Sirisena General Secretary of Sri Lanka National Congress and Dayananda Silva Managing Director of Spencer Denim Industries (Pvt) Ltd. were also present at the event.  While there, Mr. Moragoda also visited a corporate social responsibility project done by Spencer Denim Industries in the village and met with the residents of the area.

The Government will take all necessary steps to present G S P + facility being withdrawn by European Union but our responsibility is to be the branded a excellence possession Sri Lankan product  in the world.

Minister of Justice and Law Reform Milinda Moragoda made these observations while addressing the employees at the Spencer Denim Industries Apparel factory in Padukka recently.

“ƒ”¹…”‘ The discussion to retain the GSP+ have been successful and we are optimistic that Sri Lanka would be able to enjoy this facility in the future too” he said.

“ƒ”¹…”‘there is a golden opportunity before us at the end of the over three decade long war, to re-build the country and for this we need your mandate to from a stable administration” he add.

We whole heartedly appreciate the contribution made by the government workers towards the upliftment of the country’s economy.

He also said that nobody should entertain any doubt about the future of the apparel industry in Sri Lanka and appreciated to the workers to contribute to contribute towards strong the economy while maintaining Sri Lankan Identity.

Dayananda Silva Managing Director of Spencer Denim Industries pvt. limited and Mr. R. A. D. Sirisena General Secretary of Sri Lanka National Congress also attend the event.

One Response to “Milinda continues his “Strange Campaign””

  1. Samson Says:

    Gamini Sarath,

    A correction is needed.

    “We whole heartedly appreciate the contribution made by the government workers towards the upliftment of the country’s economy.”

    This should be corrected as,

    “We whole heartedly appreciate the contribution made by garment workers towards the upliftment of the country’s economy.”

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