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* Sri Lanka PM invites political parties to set aside divisions and get involved in building the country
Sun, Feb 10, 2019, 01:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said establishing a national government is a timely need to develop the country and stressed that if the political parties set aside the differences and work together the country can be built for the benefit of the people.

The Premier said it is important for everyone to work together to resolve common issues affecting the public and the United National Party has opened the doors for all those who wish to contribute to it.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said politicians should put away personal agendas in order to move forward as a country and establish a national government. He added that efforts are underway to unite political parties with various political backgrounds for a common goal and some opposition members are also optimistic about the initiative.

The Premier said the first meeting with all political parties will be held on the 1st of May.

The Prime Minister made these remarks while participating in a function held in Galle on Saturday to distribute vehicles for waste management to 93 local government institutions.

The Prime Minister who visited the historic Galle Fort opened a new health center affiliated to the District Secretariat built at a cost of 10 million rupees.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe also participated in the opening of the new three storey building of Niyagama Divisional Secretariat in Galle. The building was constructed at a cost of Rs. 62 million.

The Prime Minister also opened the 'Suraksha Center' which was constructed at Niyagama Punyarama Vihara at a cost of Rs. 6.5million.

Ministers Vajira Abeywardena and Gayantha Karunatilaka, and State Minister J. C. Alawathuwala were also present on the occasions.


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