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‘Economy can improve only if there is peace and harmony’

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with the clergy during his visit to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Batticaloa. Pictures by Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Corr.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with the clergy during his visit to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Batticaloa. Pictures by Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Corr.

The government is keen to alleviate the anxieties and concerns of the people. Security for places of religious worship will be ensured, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Premier was speaking during a visit to Batticaloa Zion Church on Saturday. After speaking to chief Pastor Rev. Roshan Maheshan, the Prime Minister instructed Army engineers involved in the reconstruction of the church to finish work before Christmas.

He said the government’s efforts to uplift the economy were set back by the April 21 attacks. “We are trying to promote understanding, reconciliation and harmony between the communities without any discrimination. It is only then that we can improve our economic situation,” Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said.

He met the people who were affected by the bomb blast and expressed his sympathies and wished them a full and fast recovery. Later, he met the clergy at St, Mary’s Cathedral, Puliyantivu, Batticaloa.

Former Eastern Provincial Councilor S. Sasitharan, Eastern Province Senior DIG Kapila Jayasekara, Batticaloa DIG S. Dayananda and members of the Security Forces were present. 


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with chief Pastor Rev. Roshan Maheshan, during his visit to inspect reconstruction work
at Zion Church, Batticaloa.


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