President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed the officials to preserve the historical value and the environment when developing the land for the 2013 exhibition and ordered the relevant authorities to deploy officials who are dedicated to fulfill the goals of the event.
President Rajapaksa yesterday met with the organizers of the Deyata Kirula exhibition and the relevant officials at Temple Trees to discuss the plans for the mega event that is to be held in Ampara next year.
Instructions were given to to initiate four development projects in the Eastern Province in preparation for the next year's Deyata Kirula exhibition which opens to coincide with the country's Independence Day celebrations on February 4th.
Accordingly main development projects will be initiated in Ampara, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, and Batticaloa districts.
President Rajapaksa also told officials to make sure that pamphlets and handbills at the exhibition be printed in both Sinhala and Tamil.
The President was presented the 2012 Deyata Kirula Exhibition report and scroll by Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya. The 10 best exhibition stalls were also awarded prizes and certificates.
Senior Minister P. Dayaratne, Ministers Maithripala Sirisena, A. L. M. Athaulla, S. M. Chandrasena, Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and the service chiefs were also present.