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* President pledges to develop Hambanthota District as a ‘Great Commercial City’
Sun, Aug 2, 2020, 06:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 02, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the Hambantota district will be developed as one of ‘Four Multi-dimensional Commercial Cities’ that was expected to function as International Coordination Centers.

Colombo, Jaffna, and Trincomalee are the other districts expected to be developed as ‘Four Multi-dimensional Commercial Cities’.

The President further said that the government will build a country that can compete in international markets by establishing a “C-shaped economic corridor‟ connecting two main ports and airports while integrating all business zones.

President Rajapaksa made these remarks during his campaign visit to Hambantota district, today (02) in support of the candidates of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna contesting the next Wednesday’s Parliamentary Election.

Attending a public gathering in Lunugamvehera, President said that a proper and systematic program will be implemented to provide permanent solutions for the issue of drinking water and to the issue of wild elephant threat.

The people gathered at the public meeting organized by Minister Chamal Rajapaksa at the Sooriyaweva Public Market premises requested the President to take steps to eradicate the drug menace from the country.

The President also paid his attention to the request made by the people of the area to construct a building for Ridiyagama Maha Vidyalaya.


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