The country cannot be created if we continue to blame each other on previous errors and division, said Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday during his visit to Ruwanwella to fresh projects. “For everyone to unite is the only way forward for the nation,” he emphasized.
He said that all involved should meet and believe again when taking the nation ahead when addressing a meeting in Ruwanwella. He observed that nations like Japan, Korea, and China were successful owing to their own attempts and that the nation would develop if Sri Lanka followed in the next five years.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has indicated that about 10,000 acres have been earmarked for the establishment of information technology (IT) areas in Ruhuna and another 1000 hectares in Bingiriya, adding that technology constitutes a key element to revolutionize agriculture and adapt to contemporary developments. On July 5th, the Prime Minister opened various initiatives for growth at the constituency of Ruwanwella and then took part in a ceremony at the Ruwanwella Rajasinghe Madya Maha Vidyalaya.
The Prime Minister launched a drinking water project. The Premier has also re-started the bus terminal in a refurbished town and opened several newly refurbished highways. He also checked new houses for Sulaimania Maha Vidyalaya and other new installations built there. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said, “I asked individuals for a drinking water project when I visited Anguruwella in 2015. At the moment, only a tiny project for drinking water supplied about 400 water. I pledged them therefore to establish a drinking water system to solve their water problems. Thusitha Wijemanne reminded me of the water project in Ruwanwella each time I’m in Parliament during the previous two years. We could start this drinking water project so quickly because of her persistence and passion.
The Prime Minister thanked the Government of Korea for their help in developing the region of Ruwanwella. The government had not sufficient resources in 2014 to undertake development projects, but it had taken measures to get the necessary funds to develop in Ruwanwella from the Treasury.
The Prime Minister said that around 35,000 individuals had access to clean drinking water through these new initiatives. Under’ The closest college is the finest school,’ the road developments ‘ Ran Mangmawath’ and clean water supplies initiatives the Prime Minister initiated initiatives.
The country was burdened by debt, the Premier noted but pointed out that within two years the government had taken measures to strengthen the economy to a point where the country could manage to handle the debt repayments without an issue. “Yet, while we are taking measures to strengthen the economy of the country, the people are questioning us as to what we have done,” he observed.