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The premier promises an industrial zone for Ampara.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says the country which experienced a minus economic growth in 2001 has now embarked on a development drive. The primary balance of payments has shown a positive trend after 66 years. Addressing an election rally held in Ampara yesterday to ensure the victory of the UNP, the premier said a number of industrial zones will be established centered around the Hambantota district. One such industrial zone will launched in Ampara. Agriculture in the Ampara district will be upgraded in order to increase the income of the farming community. The tourism industry will also be enhanced in the area. He pointed out that the government has been able to bring about political stability in the country.