Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that the Rajapaksha Government collected taxes to strengthen the family. He said that the present Government collects taxes to invest for the future of the country. The Prime Minister said that the youth wants to move forward. They want to get a good job to earn a better income. Those aspirations could be fulfilled only by taking the country forward. He said that it is the UNP that could take the country forward. He further said this after launching the first phase of the UNP membership development programme from Kuliyapitiya. A large group of people including Parliamentarians were present at the programme which had been organized by Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. Membership cards of the UNP were handed over under the patronage of the Prime Minister. After the ceremony the Prime Minister and Parliamentarians went to the Kuliyapitiya town to offer membership cards of the UNP.