Written by Amani Nilar
26 Feb, 2022 | 4:58 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Although the country is being ruled by the Government in a manner which ensures the freedom of the people, that freedom is being misused by many, says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Speaking at the event of distribution of 100,000 Mahaweli Ranbima deeds at the Mahaweli Stadium in Embilipitiya today (26), the President stated that especially today, himself and the present Government is ruling the country in a way which democracy is ensured.
President Rajapaksa also said that the cause of the foreign exchange crisis is not his own fault or the fault of the government.
The 100,000 Mahaweli Ranbima deed program is being implemented in line with the Government’s policy statement, “Vision of Prosperity”. Under this program, the Government plans to complete the distribution of 100,000 land deeds to farmers in the Mahaweli areas before the end of next year.
35,000 deeds settled under the first phase will be handed over to farmers in 10 Mahaweli zones, and deeds were symbolically awarded to 30 persons today.
The President further went onto state that although there are many complaints about the lack of power and electricity in the country, the previous Government did not take any action to implement a single power plant in the country after former President Mahinda Rajapaksa established the Norochcholai power plant.
President reiterated that he has been able to reaffirm the security of the country.
Citing the promises made to implement a green agriculture in the policy statement, the President said that unfortunately the intent was not able to be communicated to the farmers in the correct manner, and many remained misinformed.
Due to this reason, the President alleged that the Opposition took the opportunity to stage many protests.
Although there were mistakes made as above during the last Maha season, such mistakes will not occur during the upcoming agricultural season, the President mentioned.
“I urge the youth to take the same interest that you had when we came to power and come forward to cultivate and develop this country again. We promise to fulfill the promises we made to you in the future,” the President added.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who also spoke during the event said that even during a global pandemic, the normal functions of the country were not halted, although no good news regarding this was published.
However, the Prime Minister emphasized, lies do not last long because it is not easy to deceive one’s conscience and religion.
” We are doing exactly what we need to do. You are aware that the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is working with a clear plan for a secure country as promised,” the Prime Minister added.
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