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Strong Parliament will accelerate development drive

President Mahinda Rajapaksa emphatically stated that Sri Lanka’s growth in spheres such as education, health etc. would continue to evolve in line with the emerging best practices and would not be allowed to stagnate.

He was of the opinion that Sri Lankans, specially in the villages should get rid of their laid back approach and should look forward at emerging opportunities with new vigour.

He stressed that education too would evolve in accordance.

The emerging best practices English and IT will play a vital role in equipping the future generation to face the world with confidence.

A stable and strong Parliament would help to accelerate the on going development drive in many spheres and also would be a catalyst in uniting differing sections in society on political, religious, ethnic grounds etc, he added. The President made these observations addressing a public gathering in Ambalantota yesterday.

The President told the gathering that a few years back Hambantota district was considered an under developed area. “This thinking is changing fast and the area today is destined to be recognised as one of the most developed regions in the country” he said.

The district is the only one which possessed an international airport and a harbour on the same soil. In addition it would also possess an international conference hall and a Cricket stadium in the near future he added. He also stressed that whatever location they are placed airports, harbours, highways, electricity generation projects etc. would benefit the whole country.

 

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