“A strong state is needed to establish national security” : Minister Sajith Premadasa

“A strong state is needed to establish national security” : Minister Sajith Premadasa

Written by Staff Writer

05 Jun, 2019 | 9:42 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The 198th village under the Semata Sevana Uda Gammana Housing Programme was vested with the public earlier today (June 5). The houses were handed over by the Minister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs and the Deputy Leader of the United National Party, Sajith Premadasa.

This village, constructed in Ihalagama in Galgamuwa, Kurunegala is named the ‘Somananda Nahimigama’. This village which comprises of 20 houses is equipped with all amenities including electricity, water, and connecting roads. The project cost the taxpayer a sum of Rs. 29 million.

A number of activities including the handing over of property deeds and housing loans were done at the event. A foundation stone was also laid to construct the Sunday School Building of the Pethangmaluwa Rajamahaviharaya as part of the Dahama Sevana program.

Speaking at the event Minister Sajith Premadasa said there are a few important factors in the word ‘National Security’ which is the protection of the motherland, the protection of the people and the protection of the economy.

He added the protection of the nationality, Buddhism, all other religions and people, the protection of politicians and society at large too and if the economy collapses, there, national security is lost. Minister noted that to assure the national security, a country must have strong governance.

Minister Premadasa went onto note;

“What if a few countries come together and prevent money being repatriated to Sri Lanka, then what will happen to the economy? Some countries decided to stop buying our tea, then what happens? If we are to make decisions to govern this Sinhala Buddhist state, one thing must be taken to heart. We must protect all religions. We must all unite.”

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