Minister of Urban Development and Sacred Area Development Dinesh Gunawardena of Sri Lanka

Gunawardena said the government had taken all possible steps to ensure the security of opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe when Mr.
Dinesh Gunawardena was visiting Chile as a member of a Sri Lanka Parliamentary delegation which went to Santiago to participate at the 108th Sessions of the Inter Parliamentary Union, the world body of all parliaments of the world.
Dinesh Gunawardena said Chile’s vegetable and fruit preservation and storage methods could also be of immense value to Sri Lanka.
Dinesh Gunawardena said the Chinese Trawler incident in which many Chinese and Sri Lankans died illustrated not only the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission’s grand conspiracy against Sri Lanka and India.
Dinesh Gunawardena said while the Western world was using human rights to attack any country they disliked Norway’s greatest collaborator was the greatest human rights violator of the world.
Two days before the public lecture Dinesh Gunawardena was hosted at two dinner parties, one by the SLFP lawyers association and the other by the Sinhala Association in the UK at the Sri Lanka restaurant, Lihiniya.
Emphasising the Government`s priority to defeat the LTTE until the last Tiger is killed to re-establish democracy in the country, the Chief Government Whip and Minister of Urban Development and Sacred Area Development Dinesh Gunawardena said that it was time for the Indian politicians to think of the burning need to combat terrorism which had now come to their doorstep.
Minister Gunawardena said a section of media (not UNL) had published wrong reports related to the discussions at the party leaders’ meeting held in the parliamentary complex, the previous day (6.
Minister Dinesh Gunawardena took oaths as the Chief Government Whip in Parliament this morning (June 20.
The post was left vacant by the assassination of Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle and Minister Gunawardena was the unanimous choice to succeed him.
During the visit, Minister Gunawardena met Ms.
Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has expressed his regret that the opposition looks down on the armed forces at a time when they are achieving many victories.
Gunawardena said it would be better to give serious consideration to the increase in places in primary education and to develop primary education independently.
Minister Gunawardena said that Sri Lanka proposed to the World Urban Forum to call for an urgent meeting to discuss the collapse of the world financial system and its effects and to find alternatives to meet the objective of the World Urban Forum.