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* Sri Lankan President asserts not to let any powers to divide the country
Tue, Dec 31, 2013, 02:26 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 30, Galle: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa reiterated that he will not allow any power to divide the country or handover power to any authority that would lead to the division.

The President made these remarks Monday at a ceremony held to declare open Dakshinapaya, the administrative building of the Southern Provincial Council.

Speaking at the occasion, the President said the provincial councils and the government should work together in the best interests of the people and all must act as one nation since the victory of freedom was achieved with great difficulty and sacrifice.

He said although there are different opinions regarding the provincial council system both the provincial council and the central government need to act in cooperation within a single country by respecting the state policy.

The seven storied administrative office complex in Labuduwa Galle was constructed at a cost of Rs. 575 million.

The Southern Province Secretariat has been awarded the ISO:9001.2008 standard certificate for maintaining services under a systematic management procedure .

Ministers Gunaratna Weerakoon, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody, Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijeyalal de Silva, Deputy Minister Nishantha Mutuhettigama, MPs Romesh Pathirana, Mohan de Silva and Manusha Nanayakkara and provincial council members were present at the occasion.

(Photos by Nishanka de Silva)

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