Nov 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said today that the government uses the international assistance for Sri Lanka, gained through a good and friendly foreign policy, for the development of the country and to build a better future for the children.
Speaking at a ceremony to open the new Administrative Unit of Deiyandara National School in Matara on Monday, the President said the current government is fulfilling its responsibilities to build a prosperous country by strengthening of the country's economy, as well as by providing a better education for the children.
"We should create a strong intellectual base to take the country towards the development. The current government is fulfilling a task which no government had performed before to strengthen the free education," he emphasized.
Ministers Mahinda Amaraweera, Faizer Mustafa, the Chief Minister of the Southern Province Shan Wijayalal de Silva and the principal of the school Mr. W. W. Amarasena were among those participated in this occasion.
Meanwhile, the development projects carried out in the Mulatiyana and Deiyandara areas in the Matara district were also vested with the public by the President today.
The new office building and the New Multi-Purpose Building for the Mulatiyana Pradeshiya Sabha constructed under the Pura Neguma Project by the Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Government in connection with the Southern Provincial Council was also declared open by the President Maithripala Sirisena. The four-storied building was built at a cost of Rs. 110 million to provide a comprehensive service to the public.
The President also opened the four-storey Sanansa Bank building complex in Deiyandara, Matara and made the first transaction of the Bank.
This new bank complex has been constructed with all the facilities under the guidance of the Department of Co-operative Development, with the aim of providing an extensive consumer service.