President Maithripala Sirisena says it was a dictatorial and military rule he ended on January 08, 2015. “There is no any scope for such a rule in this country again”, he said.
“The people in this country today has an understanding about the conspiracies by some persons who are trying to come to power by showing a fantasy world to the people, hiding their true faces with masks”, he said.
The President was speaking at a ceremony held today (July 06) to open the newly built administration building at the Irrigation Training Institute in Galgamuwa.
“The government is ready to reveal the fraud and corruption committed by the persons in the pretext of development. These persons are fabricating fairy tales on the development while trying to convince that the current government is an incapable, failed government,” he stated.
The President said a cheque worth billions related to Gin Nilwala Ganaga Project had been issued on the 7th of January, 2015, a day before the Presidential Election, when no government office was working. “Some persons challenged us to reveal if any fraud had been occurred. By now the matters regarding this fraud have been revealed. We can show the people what has happened to that money”, the President said.
He pointed out that the devastation occurred to the country through the Uma Oya project which commenced according to political decisions, without any capacity evaluation. “Everybody should get together not to change the government, but to free the country and the people from poverty, free the country from the millions worth credit burden created by the former government and take the country towards development” the President emphasized.
“I have a humble happiness that the media today can freely criticize the government and anybody can protest freely”, he said.
“Every political part spoke about the water requirement to Wayamba. But it is the current government which gave a solution to that issue through Moragahakanda project. The Wayamba Ela project and the Moragahakanda reservoir will result in renovation of more than 300 tanks in Kurunegala District. It will make a huge transformation in the irrigation sector and the lives of the people in the district”, he said.
The President who opened the building by unveiling the plaque, also took an inspection tour of the premises. He registered three students for the Irrigation Training Institute by symbolizing the admission of students to the institute.
President Sirisena presented the certificates to the diploma holders at this occasion.
Ministers Dayasiri Jayasekara, Wijeydasa Rajapakshe, State Ministers Palitha Rangebandara, T. B. Ekanayake, Deputy Ministers Naranath Basnayake, Indika Bandaranayake, Chief Minister of Wayamba Province Dharmasiri Dassanayake, Provincial Ministers Lakshman Wendaruwa, Shantha Bandara, UNP organizer in Galgamuwa Mohan Perera and the Director of Irrigation Training Institute, Engineer K.B.V. Indrapala were among those participated in this event.