The Government will take greater strides towards developing villages from this 17th onwards with new strength from stronger Pradeshiya Sabhas, amidst the blessings of the people, stated President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the final district conference yesterday (14) in Kirama, Hambantota.
We always believed that developing the village will develop the nation, the President said adding, ‘our plan is to strengthen the individual, protect the family, strengthen the village and develop the country’.
President Rajapaksa invited the people to support the government's development programmes in rebuilding a nation that is now peaceful, not forgetting the memories of LTTE atrocities and terror that prevailed in the past.
He further stated that the objective of this election is to expedite the Government's development programmes and invited all to join with the Government to realize the needs of the motherland at this juncture, rejecting narrow political gains.
The President inaugurated a market complex in Kirima, Hambantota, completed at a cost of Rs.11 million, after this final district conference.
At the conference in Ambalantota, Kirama Kale earlier yesterday (14), the President said that he believes every one, who loves the motherland and hope for the development of villages, will fulfil their obligation at this election.
"Let us all unite to rebuild this country for our future generations," he said.
Under the precedence of President Rajapaksa, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) organized 21 District Conferences for the 2011 Local Government Elections under the theme "Sapiri Gamak-Supiri Ratak" (an abundant village to a self-sufficient nation).