President tells people of Jaffna:
Leave no room for re-emergence of terrorism
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said all countrymen have a
responsibility to ensure no room is left for the re-emergence of
terrorism which brought suffering to the people of all communities for
over three decades.
He said that he was well aware of the misery faced by the people due
to terrorism and insisted that they all should keep in mind that the
country has only one government.
Speaking at the Jaffna District Special Development Committee meeting
at Tilco City Hotel in Jaffna yesterday, President Rajapaksa said that
the Northern railway line which was devastated by the terrorists would
be reconstructed up to Kankesanthurai and the construction will be
completed by March next year.
President Rajapaksa reviewed the development activities taking place
in the Jaffna district and the officials were directed to complete the
work of the on going projects.
It was revealed at the development committee meeting that the
reconstruction of the A 9 highway was being carried out rapidly and the
entire Jaffna district has seen massive development in the social,
health, power and energy, agriculture sectors with the end to the 30
Speaking in Tamil, the President said that he is more happy when the
people are content.
The President was of the view that the government servants should
discharge an efficient service to the public. President Rajapaksa
stressed the importance of developing the rural villages in the
He opined that the dividends of development should reach the under
priviledged areas in the district too.
The development of Jaffna should not be centred on the city of
Jaffna. The development should be brought to the rural areas of the
district too, he said.
Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Pavithra
Wanniarachchi, Tissa Karaliyadda, Northern Province Governor G. A.
Chandrasiri, TNA Parliamentarian A Vinayagamoorthi and local government
members representing all political parties in the district participated.