Jan 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today stressed that he will continue to fulfill the expectations people had when he assumed the position of the Head of State of the country four years ago.
Marking the fourth anniversary of assuming the Office, the President said although there were successes as well as failures in his program for the country, he is committed to work towards turning the losses into victories as well as further consolidating the successes.
President Sirisena made this announcement addressing a public rally after vesting the new green city of Laggala with the public today (08).
The President recalled that during the past four years, a number of important measures were taken to build a society free from doubts and fears ensuring people's democracy and liberty as well to build a free media, an independent judiciary, and an unbiased government service and to strengthen the national economy.
Emphasizing that a significant sacrifice has been made over the past four years to eliminate fraud, corruption and malpractices that constitute the greatest challenge for the country's development, the President invited all to join hands to reject corruption and fraud through a strong program.
President Sirisena handed over the new Laggala green city constructed to replace the old Laggala city that was submerged for the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga multi-purpose irrigation project to the people today (08).
The new Laggala city was constructed near the Kalu Ganga reservoir to fulfill the needs of the families displaced by the submerging of the old city under the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga project. More than 3000 families from 25 Grama Sevaka divisions were removed and resettled in the Laggala new city.