Saturday, 04 August 2018 09:18

No one can divide country - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the present government will not allow anyone to divide the country nor will it allow any force to subjugate the people.

“No body will be allowed to divide our country in the future too,” President Sirisena said.

The President also said that the present government has taken steps to protect our War Heroes from any international pressures.

President Sirisena further said that certain politicians rally around Lipton Circus shouting outdated slogans saying not to betray the country and protect the War Heroes, only for the sole purpose of achieving their petty political objectives.

President Sirisena was speaking at a ceremony to vest many development projects with the public at the Hela Bojun Hala in the Manampitiya town, on Thursday

“Any slogan saying against the government is not relevant for today and talks relating to the electric chair, international courts and foreign judges, were ended under the present government’s administration,” the President said. Development work of the Hela Bojun Hala in the Manampitiya town had been completed at a cost of Rs.21.53 million under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa (Awakening of Polonnaruwa)” District Development Programme.

Ministers and MPs, including Minister Thalatha Athukorala, State Minister Weerakumara Dissanayake and others participated on this occasion.

Sixty projects were granted to the public by the participation of the President, Ministers, and experts yesterday under the programme to grant 180 development programmes which were completed under Pibidemu Polonnaruwa District Development programme to the public within three days.

Meanwhile, the Welikanda Medical office, which was constructed spending Rs.134 million was opened by the President yesterday.

The Dharma Shala and the two floor residence for the Sangha at Manampitiya Magamthota Vihara which was built at a cost of Rs.4 million under programme to develop the temples of the districts was opened by President Sirisena yesterday.

The construction of the external care unit of the Manampitiya hospital and the clinical building built spending Rs.132 million also initiated by the President.

(Daily News)

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