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Village life should also be beautiful, like the village itself: Prez

15 February 2021 09:28 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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.

  Comments - 8

  • Michael Ranasinghe Monday, 15 February 2021 11:00 AM

    Words words words and more words of flattery, fantasy and fairy tales . This has been the story of our lives

    Dilantha Monday, 15 February 2021 11:09 AM

    Okay so lets clear the trees of it

    Man Monday, 15 February 2021 11:46 AM

    Yes it is well implemented by allowing the henchmen of them, clear forest reserves including elephant passes and paying no care as one law for them.

    Martin Milton Monday, 15 February 2021 03:09 PM

    Sadly just as HE goes around uttering these things in public. Sri Lanka is in dire straits at the UN as a result of utter bungling by his own appointees to represent Sri Lanka at UN and Sri Lanka's High Commissioner in India both of who are supposedly engineering trouble for Sri Lanka with a view to having MCC, SOFA etc signed by a series of 'manipulations'. The people need to be aware!! MM

    Kumarage Monday, 15 February 2021 03:29 PM that a coconut tree or a Thal tree? Since you were in jaffna as a frontline soldier, no wonder you left the army. You would have not identified the LTTE terrorist from our personnell...

    Painter Monday, 15 February 2021 05:03 PM

    Try whitewashing.

    dot Tuesday, 16 February 2021 04:31 AM

    a village is idyllic but we build mega cities ..and high rise luxury apartments .and build a hotel near a village for a short escape .

    Yoda Tuesday, 16 February 2021 07:39 AM

    Bautiful in whose eyes?

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