Country cannot be ruled by giving priority to violence – Prime Minister

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena expressed the views that there cannot be a country without law and there should be a specific investment to improve rural life and facilities.

Speaking at an event held today to hand over the Horana, Madurawala Pradeshiya Sabha building built at a cost of Rs. 42 million lakhs to the community and in awarding 738 land title deeds of Madurawala, Baduraliya, Valallavita, the Premier said every village in the country should be self-sufficient.

“This is an area that displays the heritage of our old villages. If we assess the amount of rubber exported in statistics, it seems that the support of the government that Bulathsinghala has received is unsatisfactory. Due to the gap that has arisen in the preparation of statistics and re-investment, only the central cities are focused in developing and upgrading the life style.”
He said the facilities available to the rural people is of very low standard. Accordingly, there is a need to make specific investments in this field. The granting of land rights which take place today is another victory, he added.

“We were able to overcome the difficult times we faced with the strength of all of you. There cannot be a country without law. A country cannot be ruled by giving priority to violence based on anarchy. Therefore, we have been able to strengthen the economic journey by rejecting the ideology of violence and re-establishing law and order in the country based on the principle of non-violence.”

“There are rural people all over the country who gave us strength to come out of the crisis. Because of the farmers of rural areas, we were able to create a surplus harvest. It is a victory achieved by them. By being able to generate that trust, Sri Lanka was able to assure immense trust internationally. Accordingly an international recognition has been arisen that our country can be uplifted economically. We accept that there should be a revival in every field. At the same time the President has launched programs in every divisional secretariat for all school leavers to develop their knowledge and convert it into training.”

“Every village should become self-sufficient. We are not in a position to be self-sufficient in every field. But if we can become self-sufficient in a particular field, we can unite all the villages and make the self-sufficient village plan successfully. In this period of making plans to build up the country, we should focus on this aspect.”

State Minister Ashoka Priyantha, Members of Parliament Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Lalith Varnakumara, Sanjeeva Edirimanna, Kalutara District Secretary, Divisional Secretaries and other officials and people attended the meeting.





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