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* Join hands with government to carry forward development, President asks Sri Lanka people
Sun, Apr 4, 2010, 12:27 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday asked the public to join hands with his government to carry forward the development programs initiated by the government.

Addressing the audience gathered at a ceremony held today at Temple Trees to distribute Ranbima deeds to the landless families, the President said the government has launched a massive development drive throughout the island which is clearly visible to the public.

President Rajapaksa said his government is committed to provide every citizen with a land and a house. President assured a better living standard to the entire nation through the numerous development programs the government has started while safeguarding the cultural values of the country.

Under the seventh stage of the Ranbima project deeds for five thousand plots of land will be distributed among the landless families. President Rajapaksa symbolically handed over deeds to 30 families today.

President Rajapaksa also highlighted the government's plans of acquiring 500 acres of sea and converting it to prime land to ease the congestion in the Colombo city.

Ministers Geethanjana Gunawardena and Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, Colombo District UPFA candidate Harigupta Rohanadeera and Chairman of Land Reform Commission Nimal Punchihewa were also present.

(Pictures by Chandana Perera)


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