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* Sri Lanka's armed forces will be used for country's development, President says
Thu, Mar 25, 2010, 07:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the vigour and the discipline of the three armed forces will be utilized for the development of the country as an energetic task force is needed for the massive development programmes launched by the government.

The President made these remarks at a progress evaluation meeting held at the Temple trees Wednesday (24)on the construction of Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa International Sports Complex in Homagama.

The army is in charge of the construction of the sport complex. Plans to enhance the infrastructure in the areas surrounding the sports complex have also been discussed at the meeting.

Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, and other senior officials were present.

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