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* Central Province Governor apologizes to media for not allowing to cover event
Sat, Jan 19, 2019, 09:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 19, Colombo: The Governor of the Northern Province, Maithri Gunaratne today apologized for the inconvenience caused to the journalists, who had gone to report the occasion of the Governor's arrival to discuss the problems prevailing in the local government institutions in Matale district.

The meeting was held at the Dambulla Municipal Council Auditorium with all the local government officials and institutions and Journalists were invited by the Governor's office to cover the event.

However, the mayor of Dambulla, Jaliya Opatha, told the journalists, who were invited to cover the event, that they cannot report the new Governor's meeting with the district officials.

Journalists had left the premises after the Dambulla mayor denied entry to cover the discussion and questioned the Governor Maithri Gunaratne after the two-and-a-half hour discussion.

The Governor stated that personal issues were discussed at the meeting and therefore, journalists were not allowed.

However, when the journalists questioned the Governor why government buildings, state vehicles and state funds were used if private issues are discussed, the Governor apologized to the journalists if they were inconvenienced.

However, the Governor said, since the demands of the local government bodies in the Matale district are not fulfilled by the Central Government creating an impediment for development, the discussion was held to enlighten himself on the issues.

Later, Gunaratne and the local government representatives in the Matale district observed the waste treatment centers operated by the Dambulla Municipal Council.

After inspecting the plastic bottles recycling center in the center of the Dambulla town, the Governor observe the new compost center that is being constructed in Digampathana area in Dambulla. The Mayor of Dambulla, Jaliya Opatha said that the waste collected from all the public institutions in Matale district and the waste from the Pradeshiya Sabha and Municipal Councils from Polonnaruwa, Habarana, Kekirawa and are being brought to the center. He said the center would be completed in a few days.


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