President Maithripala Sirisena said as we celebrate 50 years of commencing the Mahaweli Project, he was able to bring an outstanding revival of the Project.
He made these remarks addressing the closing ceremony of the 31st Mahaweli Games held in Bisopura in Medirigiriya, today (08).
President Sirisena further said that the Mahaweli Development Project that spreads over 40% of the land area of the country is the largest development project ever implemented in Sri Lanka. He also said that he was able to fulfill many obligations for the benefit of the farmer community through the project.
The Mahaweli Games which foster sporting skills among children of Mahaweli farmers held in a grand manner for this time too over two days with the participation of more than 1500 sports men and women representing 10 Mahaweli Zones.
The President presented awards to the outstanding sports men and women at the Mahaweli Games. The Mahaweli H Zone has won the President’s trophy while Mahaweli C Zone has won the Runners-up trophy.
Meanwhile, the President vested the Mahaweli Ground in Bisopura in Medirigiriya with the public. The total cost for the project is Rs.170 million.