The demographic divisions of the country such as North, South, East and West are only in maps, hence, everybody should consider this as one country”, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He emphasized that the country cannot be partitioned through laws or boundaries, he said.
Speaking at a ceremony held yesterday (July 28) in Kilinochchi town to open a modern supermarket-style Sathosa Mega Complex for the district, he said, “Every citizen in the country should be able to live freely enjoying their rights. The current government is totally committed to ensure their rights to the best.”
President Sirisena recalled that the government was committed to fulfill the expectations of the people in the North, South, East and West who voted for him at the Presidential Election held last January. “The programmes to assist them will be further strengthened with the new government to be elected at the forthcoming General Elections,” he added.
The President stated everybody in this country should share similar facilities. “The government is dedicated to improve the education, health as well as infrastructure facilities of the Northern people to be similar to those in the South.
He expressed his confidence of the cooperation of Northern farmers for the local food production program to be implemented by the government in the future.
After opening the mega complex by unveiling of the plaque, the President had cordial discussions with the people who gathered in Kilinochchi Town to participate in this ceremony.
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Northern Provincial Council Member Angajan Ramanathan were also present on the occasion.