President’s vision fully endorsed at LG polls - Deputy Minister
Construction and Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities
Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanne said the outcome of the Local
Government elections clearly demonstrated that people have fully
endorsed the vision of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to take the country
The Deputy Minister said so at a reception held at Mahara Pradeshiya
Sabaha premises welcoming the Mahara PS Chairman Sahan Pradeep Vithana
who was re-elected. The Deputy Minister further said that the people
have fully realized that development can only take place in their
villages if they work with the UPFA to strengthen Local Government
The election result also clearly shows the severe setback faced by
the UNP and JVP.
Alagiyawanna said that Mahara PS Chairman Sahan Pradeep Vithana
during the past four years has fulfilled a large amount of work to
uplift villages in Mahara electorate. The ‘Maga Neguma’ and ‘Gama Neguma’
programmes have played a major role to develop the rural road network
and other infrastructure facilities.
During the election campaign we told the people of four wheels of our
vehicle. We have already fixed three wheels – Presidential, General and
the Provincial Council wheels.
We have to fix only Local Government election wheel to our vehicle.
If a wheel of the Opposition political party is fixed to this vehicle,
it will not match. Therefore, we requested the people to fix this wheel
also from the UPFA to expedite the Government’s development drive.
Mahara PS Chairman Sahan Pradeep Vithana said this victory is the
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Economic Development Minister Basil
Rajapaksa and Deputy Minister Construction and Engineering Services,
Housing and Common Amenities Lasantha Alagiyawanna will allocate funds
to develop Mahara in the coming years too.