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Find quick solutions to people’s woes, President tells officials

27 September, 2020
A bhikkhu presents a document to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
A bhikkhu presents a document to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed officials to treat all verbal orders issued for the common good of the people as circulars to be implemented. “Those who neglect this will face stern action,” President said.

The President gave these directives at the “Discussion with Villagers” forum at Velanwita, Haldummulla, Badulla on Friday.

“I expect public officials to comprehend the problems of the people and provide solutions.

I will always stand by officials who make the right and unwavering decisions on behalf of the people. State institutions take a long time to address people’s issues.

If a written inquiry from an institution does not receive a reply from another institution within 14 days, consider it as approved,” the President told officials.

Haldummulla is considered the most backward Divisional Secretariat Division in Badulla and Velanwita is considered the most backward village in the Haldummulla Divisional Secretariat Division.

Commencing the first discussion forum Janapathi Gama Samaga Pilisadara at Kumarathenna Vidyalaya, Welanvita, Haputale, the President listened to the grievances of the people in the area. People told the President that they had abandoned villages due to the lack of basic facilities, such as roads, electricity and drinking water.

They cited that Kumaratenna Vidyalaya has only 16 students.

The President directed the authorities to carpet the road from the village 100 acres to Velanwita, to identify water sources to meet drinking water requirements and to provide electricity to the area in three months.


The President addressing people 

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in conversation with the people at Velanwita, Haldummulla

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