Local News Update: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that, since the new president took office, people-friendly revolutionary changes are taking place to improve the country. He said tax abolition has a positive effect on the economy of the country and the welfare of the people.
The high prices of essential commodities have fallen. Yesterday, after participating in several religious observations at the Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Ruwanweliseya, where he called the Atamasthanadhipathi Ven, the Prime Minister spoke to the media. Nayake Thera and Ruwanweli Chethiyaramadhipathi Ven, Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa. Nayake Thera’s Pallegama Hemarathana.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that since the government banned the re-export of spices and related products, etc., there is instant relief for the country’s small and medium-sized farmers and small-scale industrialists.
“Pepper’s price has risen twofold. In addition, the prices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and ginger are bound to rise further, “he said. The Prime Minister said the government is obliged and determined to implement the undertakings and promises set out in the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) election manifesto. He said there was no ban on soil and sand excavation etc. and only a ban on sand transport.
“After a long pause, the Rajarata tanks are now at the point of spill. The previous government has completely forgotten the agricultural sector, causing the farming community to suffer hardship. We launched the large-scale disposal of sediments in the tanks that under the previous government did not continue.
We will resume the rehabilitation of the dilapidated tank network of the country in the near future. This would provide the maximum public benefit to empower their livelihood, “stressed the Prime Minister. He also instructed Wildlife, Conservation and Environment Minister S.M. Chandrasena and Government Agent Anuradhapura R.M. Wanninayake to implement an overall disaster relief program for people affected by torrential rains and floods. Gnanarathana and Ven, Ethalawetunawewa. Both Nugethenne and Theras Pagnanadha.