|Tuesday, 7 October 2003|
Bring back lost glory to people of Dambulla - Wasantha Aluvihare
Sigiriya group correspondent
"The fact of Dambulla being a Centre of World Heritage itself manifests how it excelled in varied disciplines of academic and social importance. You and I are the descendants of that ancient glory.
"Hence as the Chief Minister of the Central Province I shall make every attempt to bring back that lost glory once again to the people of Dambulla. Today I have commenced my mission with a fabulous sum of Rs. 645.5 billion for the enhancement of educational infrastructural programme.
"Identified schools of Dambulla and Galewela will be benefitted by this programme. They will be well-equipped with very essential educational opportunities for rural masses where a section of the population live will be guaranteed, eradicating the imbalance where a few schools in Colombo and leading city schools slept on the top of luxury".
The Chief Minister of the Central Province Wasantha Aluvihare said so at Dambulla Primary School, commissioning the newly built two-storeyed building. Laying of foundation for a multi-purpose work centre for Inamaluwa M.V., a new two-storeyed school building for Sigiriya MMV and three functions of educational infrastructural development at Galewela, Pattipola and Madipola Al-Arffa were attended by the Chief Minister.
Chief Minister Wasantha Aluvihare said in spite of all overall development commenced since we opened the path of peace plethora of protests, in various forms to cause incendiary emotions in the public minds. Seeds of terrorism and jealousy had been perversed into our highest seat of learning Jayawardhanapura University is on fire once again. Health Services minor staff strike is fuelled by this disastrous gang. Everything is levelled against the peace accord. How can these soap-box orators of destruction predict a gloomy period even before LTTE proposals are submitted. If our Government does any wrong to the people of Sri Lanka, we have the courage and force behind us to lead a campaign - but not the JVP and its allies, said Mr. Aluvihare.
He said concerned citizens are quite intelligent to assess of the situation and very soon we are to start to campaign of public awareness. In brief I shall pronounce one thing, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet of Ministers who steer this Govt to make Sri Lanka - an island of peace as guaranteed in our constitution under one flag.
Zonal Director of Education E. Edmund said in addition to school buildings - a complex of teachers quarters for every category of teachers, married/single/unmarried, male and female teachers have been already designed. He also said staff imbalances of schools will be implemented impartially by a Board of Transfers and no alterations under any circumstances would be made once it is implemented.
Central Provincial Member W.M. Yasamana, Dambulla PS Chairman A.G. Sirisena, Galewela PS Chairman W.M. Wijetunga and several others spoke at these meetings.
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