UN acknowledges SL’s progress

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United Nations General Assembly President Dr. John W. Ashe who attended the inauguration of the 15th World Youth Conference met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today and acknowledged the progress Sri Lanka had made in the recent past.

"We have seen the development that has taken place", Dr. Ashe told President Rajapaksa and said he appreciated the speech made by the President at the inauguration of the World Youth Conference in Hambantota yesterday.

President briefed Dr. Ashe about the progress that Sri Lanka has made after suffering from nearly 30 years of terrorism.  "At present Sri Lanka's annual average growth rate is 7%.  In the North it is around 22%.   Sri Lanka is among the few countries in Asia with a high growth rate after China", President Rajapaksa pointed out.   

President Rajapaksa also said that after the end of the conflict nearly 12,000 former combatants were rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.  All child soldiers were handed over to their parents. A remarkable development has been achieved in infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways and irrigation and in areas of health and education.  

"At present the highest numbers of students who qualify for higher education come from the Jaffna district.  Country's computer literacy which was only 3% of the population in 2005 has now reached 50%.  Living standards of the people have gone up.  Sri Lanka is a welfare society", President Rajapaksa further said.

President Rajapaksa told the UNGA President that undue external pressure on the country has become a hindrance to the progress.  

When a member of the UN delegation inquired about women's participation in Sri Lanka's social life President Rajapaksa pointed out that their participation is around 60 % or more in many areas especially in education, health and the banking sector.  "It is only in politics such a progress is yet to be seen", President observed.

UNGA President's delegation included Chef de Cabinet Ambassador Paulette Bethel and several others.
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  • Bernard Wijeyasingha Wednesday, 07 May 2014 10:03 PM

    Thia is going to make it harder for the Tamil diaspora and their pressure on the UNHRC to continue to accuse Sri Lanka of trumped up charges of human rights violations.

    hafeez Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:20 PM

    ayyo same story one fellow says we r not doing enuf the other says we r doing goodking says after war we have done this and thatask the common man guys not a bunch of selfish politicians... ppl r suffering via DM Android App


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