Huge progress in estate schools
All facilities provided including 3600 teacher
President Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed that the estate sector has seen
tremendous development in terms of education and that teacher shortages
in the estate sector have already been solved by appointing over 3600
educated youth in the area as teachers. “We have provided adequate
teachers to the Estate schools”, the President added.
Addressing the Tamil and Muslim communities in the Moneragala
district in Tamil yesterday, the President said the LTTE terrorists
strove to destroy the brotherhood and close amity between the Sinhala
and other communities.
Addressing the Tamil and Muslim communities in the district at the
Pelwatte Sugar factory premises, he said the Government has introduced a
novel program to the government servants to learn each other’s
The members of the Muslim community presented a special memento to
the President in recognition of his unwavering commitment towards the
eradication of terrorism which plagued the country’s development for
more than 30 years
“Tamil language proficiency has been made compulsory for the newly
recruited public servants.
He said the Government provides Rs. 25,000 to Tamil Government
servants who wish to learn Sinhala while the Government servants
belonging to the Sinhala community will also receive the same
remuneration if they learn Tamil.
“The Tamil people face various difficulties when they go to a
Government office and the Sinhalese also face the same situation when
they go the Government offices in the East.
“Unlike in the past, the Muslim and Tamil communities particularly in
the Estate sector are trying their best to provide the best education to
their Childen. The Government has provided all facilities to the estate
schools to promote their education.
“I am of the opinion that the dividends of development should go to
the all parts of the island equally . We are in the process of
developing rural villages under the Gama Neguma program” ‘ he said. He
said a massive program has commenced against illicit drugs. “We have a
responsibility to create a society which would truly love the country,”
The British imperialists and colonials imprisoned the Estate workers
who immensely contributed to the uplift of the national economy in line
rooms while the irrigation tanks were being destroyed in the Uva
Wellassa region, he said.
He said the Government launched a number of housing projects in the
housing sector too. “We brought the Nenasala to the Estate sector to
promote IT education in the region.
The Muslims who were forcibly evicted from the Northern Province by
the terrorists, are still living in refugee camps, But the Muslim
families who were evacuated from the Muttur region were resettled in
their original places of birth within 48 hours under my Government.