Aug 26, Colombo: 'Puravesi Athvela' and 'Grama Shakthi', the two comprehensive national programs introduced under a concept of Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena aim to strengthen the island nation from grassroot level.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the two programs covering all districts in the country are being carried out to make the country victorious.
The Puravesi Athvela program works to provide solutions to the issues of the people and grant them welfare, providing similar benefits to the grassroot level people, selected from each Grama Niladhari Divisions.
Divisional communicators have been appointed to cover all Divisional Secretariats and these communicators coordinate the relevant communicative work of the main national programs, carried out under the direct advice of President Sirisena.
Speaking at a meeting of the divisional communicators of the Puravesi Athvela program, held Friday at the BMICH, the President said the program was implemented with a pure intention for the betterment of the current society and also the future generation.
Speaking further, the President said there is a need for people who can face the challenges in developing the country and requested everyone to support the program setting aside their political, religious and ethnic differences for the betterment of the country.
"While we were boasting about the plenty of historical facts we have as a great nation in industrialization and technology, the countries which don't have such inheritance have developed more than us," the President pointed out.
He added that Puravesi Athvela has been implemented as a program to unite the suitable plans and suitable people to bring back that glorious past to the country again. He said Puravesi Athvela will be a strong hand-rail on this regard.
Ministers Mahinda Amaraweera, Dayasiri Jayasekara, State Ministers Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Dilan Perera, Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna, MP Malith Jayathilaka, Chief Advisor to the Puravesi Athvela program Shiral Lakthilaka and the Additional Secretary to the President Jayantha Wijeyrathne were among those participated in this occasion.