President Maithripala Sirisena says he would issue a circular which indicates that the allocations for Provincial Councils should be spent, based on a document which recognized the priorities of development.
“Many injustices have been occurred in many provinces due to spending of money over the personnel opinions of individuals, without recognizing the priorities of development”, he added.
The President was speaking at the ceremony held today (Oct. 24) to open the newly built technical lab and the science unit at the Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Hingurakgoda. The badges were also pinned to the prefects of the schools at this occasion.
President Sirisena stated that if there is a shortage of desks and chairs in many school in the country, the provincial educational authorities should be responsible to rectify that.
“The requirements of the class room as well as pure drinking water, electricity and the playground facilities should be provided to the children within the development priorities in the field of education”, he said.
The President who arrived in the school was warmly welcomed by the children of the school. He unveiled the plaque and vested the newly built two storied technical laboratory with the students. He also had cordial discussions with the children. After that he pinned the badges on the school prefects.
The Principal of the school Ms Shyama Wijeysekara presented a souvenir to the President at this occasion.
After that the President joined the function to vest the ‘Sri Seelalankara Nahimigama Model Village in 19 Ela, Dimbulagala, Polonnaruwa with public. The ceremony was held under the patronage of President Sirisena. The model village has been built under the ‘Semata Sevana’ Housing Program which provides shelter to twenty five families.
The President said the Government will fulfill its duties according to a new strategy to fill the prevalent shortages of development in every district of the country. “Enormous international support has received in this regard”, he said.
President Sirisena points out that the development projects which implement with the participation of the public while strengthening the economy of the rural people are more suitable for our country rather than mega investment projects. He also said that the recently launched national program to plant 10 million Gliricidia tree saplings, is a valuable investment in terms of strengthening the lifestyle of the rural community as well as to generate the electricity.
Marking the vesting of the housing scheme project with the public, the President opened the residence given to one of the recipients, Mrs. Niluka Priyadarshani and subsequent to that he also engaged in a cordial discussion with the members of Mrs. Priyadarshani’s family.
The President presented symbolically title deeds to the beneficiaries and many programmes held to distribute eyeglasses and dry rations.
The souvenir issued to mark the declare opening of the Siri Seelalankara Naahimigama village was presented to the President by the Minister Sajith Premadasa.
The Maha Sangha including Kaduruwela Dhammapala Nayaka Thero, Minister of Housing and Construction, Sajith Premadasa,State Minister Wasantha Senanayake, Sydney Jayarathna, MP, Secretary for the Ministry of Housing and Construction, W.K.K. Athukorala, Chairman of the National Housing Development Authority, Lakvijaya Sagara Palansuriya and many others participated in this event.