President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the weekend said that “the life in the village, like the village itself, should be beautiful”.
He further said that the people living in these villages never destroy the rural environment and that it is the villager who has protected the environment so far. The President also said that he does not see the cultivation activities that have been carried out for generations since the time of our ancestors as harming the environment.
The President made these remarks participating in the “Discussion with the Village” programme held on Saturday at the Meemure Junior School premises in the Ududumbara Divisional Secretariat Division, Kandy District. This marks the 10th in the series of “Discussion with the Village” programme attended by the President.
President Rajapaksa upon his arrival in the Kaikawala Junior School, on his way to attend the public gathering, engaged in a very cordial discussion with the students and teachers of the school as well as with their parents and inquired about the existing shortcomings of the school. President Rajapaksa also opened the ‘Smart Classroom’ equipped with computers donated by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Mobitel to Kaikawala Primary School. The computers donated by the SLT Mobitel for Meemure Junior School, and television and internet connections donated by Dialog Axiata were also handed over to the Principal of the school by the President.
The President also participated in the inaugural tour of the newly added bus service by the Sri Lanka Transport Board to ply on the Ududumbara road in Meemure.
The “Discussion with the Village” programme commenced on September 25, 2020 from Badulla District.