July 05, Colombo: People in Polonnaruwa have briefed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is joining the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna election campaign in the district today, regarding several issues including teacher shortages that affect many schools in the district.
President Rajapaksa paying his swift attention to this matter requested the former State Minister Roshan Ranasinghe to prepare a full report on the shortcomings in schools.
The President also advised the Alahera people who are engaged in small scale gem mining to continue their industry without causing any harm to the environment. The meeting was organized by the SLPP candidate Amarakeerthi Athukorala.
The President attending the public gatherings organized by the former State Minister Roshan Ranasinghe at Bedi wewa, Polonnaruwa and the former Deputy Minister Siripala Gamlath in Giritale discussed in detail regarding the issues of the people.