Govt. provided facilities to estate community
COLOMBO: The estate community in the up country cannot forget
the services rendered by President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Government.
It is this Government that provided them with electricity for the
first time and also schools, hospitals, roads, water supply schemes and
community centres, said Deputy Minister of Health Vaduveil Suresh at a
press conference held at the Ministry of Nation Building in Colombo
He said under Mahinda Chinthanaya 2,571 houses will be completed
before the end of the year at a cost of Rs. 1,250 million and 30% of the
work have been already completed.
He pointed out that the present Government has allocated Rs. 1,150
million for the benefit of estate community which include Rs. 700
million for the road infrastructure to repair 445 roads and construct
164 new roads which will be completed by the end of this year.
Also Rs. 55 million for water supply and Rs. 105 million for the
electricity and Rs. 290 million for education and education development
had been allocated.
He said that the LTTE is frightened about these developments because
the Government has gained the confidence of Tamil people which will
weaken their stability. He insisted that everyone should get together to
strengthen the hands of the President.
Educating the media on the latest issue on the admission of year one
schoolchildren Minister of Justice Dilan Perera proposed that the
Government must submit this to the Parliament as an Act and implement it
properly from the next year.
He pointed out that the opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who
brought a white paper to abolish free education as the Minister of
Education is attempting to politicise this issue.
The media conference was organised by the Ministers’ Secretaries