President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened several development projects in the health, education, infrastructure sectors in the Monaragala district yesterday (June 23). The government has spent over Rs 800 million for these development projects.
In accordance with the “Mahinda Chintana” vision for the future to restructure education and create a knowledge base in the country, a Mahindodaya secondary school consisting of a three storied building complex with Advanced Level science laboratory, administration building, class rooms and other facilities was opened at Vidyaloka Maha Vidyalayam, Monaragala by President Rajapaksa.
The school was developed at a cost of Rs 24 million under the national program to redesign 5,000 primary schools and 1,000 secondary schools of the Education Ministry.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa also opened a swimming pool at Mahanama Central College, Monaragala.
The President also opened a new building complex built at a cost of Rs 400 million at the Monaragala hospital. The Moneragala hospital is the main tertiary care centre in the district, whilst some base hospitals have specialised units.
The hospital provides health care facilities, with other base and rural hospitals to a population over 440,000 in 22 DS divisions in the district. The four storied building complex consists of 208 beds, wards with modern facilities and etc.
The President commissioned a rural electrification project at a cost of Rs 304 million in the Rathugala area, where indigenous people live. This is a long felt need of these people, living in remote areas. In addition, the President commissioned several other development and infrastructure projects in the district.