(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, while campaigning in the South to ensure the victory of the candidates contesting the general election from the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), has pledged to pave the way to revive the Kitul industry which had deteriorated due to raids by the Excise Department.
The President who commenced his campaign tour from Hiniduma visited the Neluwa National College and inquired about the state of facilities and requirements of the school.
During the tour, the president addressing the issues raised by pre-school teachers in the area, the President said that the idea of paying a monthly allowance for them is now under consideration.
Farmers engaged in small scale export crops assured the President that they are capable of achieving President’s targets if they are given access to cultivate the abandoned lands. The need to implement a proper procedure to contain floods in the area was also discussed.
At a public meeting organized in Waduramba Public Playground, President Rajapaksa stated that a Special Task Force has been appointed to eradicate underworld gangs and drug menace. The President highlighted that if the locals are keen to anonymously tip the Task Force regarding drugs and other illegal activities, it would be convenient for them to execute their duties effectively.
The President promised to improve the Operation Theater and the Intensive Care Unit of the Udugama Base Hospital and develop all the roads in the Galle district under the 100,000 km road development project.
President Rajapaksa paid his attention towards difficulties faced by residents of 40 households in Induruwa due to shortage of drinking water in the region.
At meetings organized by the SLPP candidates, the President was apprised of the issues related to schools, hospitals and the road network in the Galle district by the public presented at the venues.
President Rajapaksa emphasized that the citizens of the country should be motivated to cast their votes now more than ever and people of Galle district have assured the President that the South is more than prepared to strengthen his administration to combat ongoing health and economic crises by giving him an unprecedented mandate at the upcoming general election, according to the President’s Media Division.