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President says everyone should stand together to overcome the economic crisis

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 22, 2019 19:17

President says everyone should stand together to overcome the economic crisis

President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized that it is the responsibility of everyone to dedicate themselves to building the country, overcoming the economic crisis by standing together on behalf of the country. The President laid this emphasis joining in the closing ceremony of the PuttalamDistrict “EkataSitimu” (Stand together for the country).

The closing ceremony of Stand together for the country was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Puttalam District Shakthi sports stadium today.

The ulterior motive of “Stand together for the country” project is to make the special projects of the president and other national development projects by different ministries and social welfare projects to be conducted effectively and efficiently to reap more benefits to the rural people and at district level. The programs include, the drug prevention program conducted under the guidance of the President which is a national development project, the national program for protecting children, and thnational program for environmental conservation.

The first district project of the program started on the 18th from the Puttalam district covering 16 divisional secretariats and all 32 GramaNildhari domains of Puttalam district. Services were provided to give solutions to issues related to the education, health, and vocational issues by the different public services to the community.Thus, drug prevention programs, kidney diseases prevention programs, environmental conservation programs, and other special programs are being conducted at different places in the district.

Many programmes including the handing over of wheel chairs to disabled persons and self-employment kits also took place parallel to this event.

Minister GayanthaKarunatilake, Northwestern Governor PeshalaJayaratne and Parliamentarians Palitha Range Bandara, Hector Appuhamy and Victory Anthony joined in the occasion.

Meanwhile, the President opened the Puttalam District Smart Lanka Vocational Guidance Institute this morning. The President also opened the Puttalam Urban Council Auditorium. This auditorium has been built from grants of the National Policy and Economic Affairs Ministry and the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is equipped with all facilities.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 22, 2019 19:17