President Maithripala Sirisena says that a provincial council election will be definitely held before a Presidential election.
The constitutional issues that are emerging accordingly will be solved said the President addressing a public meeting held at Polonnaruwa today (9).
Under the program to bring reforms in SLFP the Polonnaruwa district meeting was held with a gathering of a number of party members at the Polonnaruwa new city.
The President making further remarks said that the Presidential election will be held on time but according to certain statements made by certain parties, nobody can force him to hold it.
He, as the President have made a massive contribution towards the last four years in order to take better decisions on behalf of the country and the people, said the President. The campaign in eradicating the drug smuggling and the crime rate which is a severe threat to the society nowadays have produced results.
The department of police was strengthened like no other in history and that special reforms will be done within the next few months, said the President.
The President addressing the gathering further said that S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike built the SLFP not as a political party but as a huge force for the country to be built with indigenous values and giving prominence to local culture.
President added that even today the SLFP can only build the country with independent values and freedom and that what ever is said the SLFP is not in a weak state and that no one should forget that the next main force behind building the government would be SLFP.
He is the only President who established an Independent Commission to inquire into the fraud and corruption taking place in the government and as well as the Presidential Commission that was established to inquire on the Central Bank scam as well as the Presidential Commission which was appointed to inquire on the bribery and corruption in government institutes in 2015-2018 will be starting from next week.
The senior deputy chairmen of SLFP Nimal Siripala de Silva, Secretary General Dayasiri Jayasekara, North Central Province Governor Sarath Ekanayake, Mahinda Amaraweera, Weerakumara Dissanayake, Thilanaga Sumathipala, Isura Devapriya, Gamini Thilakasiri, Peshala Jayarathne, and a number of party members activists of SLFP were present in this meeting.
Meanwhile the new building built under the program for constructing state services headquarters complex for Polonnaruwa was opened by the President today (9).
This building complex was built with the cost of Rs.1500 million under the district development program “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa” and after its being fully furnished there will be 86 houses in the complex.
In order to uplift the efficiency of the public sector under the concept, “Maithre tenure- a sustainable era “ this headquarters complex will be constructed as an attractive housing scheme.
Mahinda Amaraweera, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Chandarasiri Sooriyaarachchi, and District Secretary of Polonnaruwa Panduka Abeywardhana, and other officials were present in this event.
Thus under the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa district development program for distributing benefits was held at irrigational stadium of the Polonnaruwa new city today.
Lakdaru scholarship scheme for school children, presentation of housing ownerships, distributing equipments under livelihood development program, presenting infrastructure Amano sheets for half built houses and the holistic value of the equipments distributed for the Polonnaruwa people are worth Rs. two and a half lacks.