Jathika Saviya-Gama Neguma:
Development extended to rural areas
Development which was confined to the Urban areas will now be
extended to the rural areas as well under the sustainable development
projects launched by the Government, Local Government and Provincial
Councils Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon said.
Maha Dambulla master development is an example of this concept, he
added. He was speaking at a workshop organized to educate village
committee representatives of the Dambulla area at the T. B. Tennakoon
Memorial Hall, Dambulla yesterday.
Minister Tennakoon appreciated the services of village committees and
described them as a vehicle to go for sustainable development after
identification of problems at grass roots level.
Over 350 village committees have been established within the
Pradeshiya Sabha areas of Galewela, Dambulla and Pallepola, he said.
Minister Tennakoon said his service would not be limited to the
Dambulla electoral area but also to the areas of Laggala, Rathtota and
Matale through the funds allocated by Jathika Saviya- Gama Neguma,