President Sirisena said that despite local criticism, the entire world is blessing the program of the new Government of Sri Lanka.
The President made these remarks today after ceremonially commencing the construction work on the roundabout in the Polonnaruwa town, inaugurating the road development work in the Polonnaruwa District under the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ five years district development program.
The President stated that there is competition among the international community to help the development of Sri Lanka.
He also stated that he has received more invitations from developed countries for state visits. “All these invitations came not on the requests by me, but because of the friendship of the leaders of those countries”, the President further stated.
“We will start a lot of development programs with the assistance of these friendly countries by making 2016 an year of a transformational development in Sri Lanka”, he said.
“The development should not be stored in any district. It is essential to maintain it in a fair and balanced manner. It is the responsibility of politicians to extend the hands of development to everybody”, the President further stated.
Minister Lakshaman Kiriella, State Minister Dilan Perera, Chief Minister of the North-Central Province Peshala Jayarathne, Member of Parliament Siripala Gamlath and Nalaka Kolonne also participated iat th event. (Colombo Gazette)