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President assures full support for self-employed in Kandy

The Government will provide loans, knowhow and the technology to generate self-employments, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.

The President was addressing a public gathering on Saturday (11) at the Urban Council Ground in Kadugannawa, Yatinuwara in support of the candidates of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) contesting for the forthcoming Parliamentary election.

“Traditional industries should be preserved and developed,” the President said. “Those who contribute towards the national economy by engaging in self-employments will be supported at the provincial level, the President’s Media Division in a communique said.

The President addressing a gathering at Thalathuoya, Hewahata called on the public to give him a strong and stable Parliament. He said this in response to a request made by the people to change the electoral system as they do not have an organiser for their electorate. The people also requested to set up a cold storage in Thalathuoya.

The President also attended a public meeting organised by Wasantha Yapa Bandara in Kribathkumbura, Yatinuwara. The people appealed to the President to develop Kiribathkumbura as a modern town.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had cordial conversations with the people in Bogambara, Kandy and the Ampitiya Public Ground in Senkadala organised by former State Minister Dilum Amunugama.

Addressing a gathering at Galaha, Hewahata President Rajapaksa highlighted that the best possible solutions will be given to the issues of the estate community. Priority will be given to educational and health needs. The meeting was organised by Berty Arulswamy.

During a meeting in Nawalapitiya in the morning, President Rajapaksa received blessings from the Maha Sanga at the Jayathilake Playground, Nawalapitiya.

Eight UNP members of Pradheshiya Saba of the Ganga Ihala Korale Division and two members from the Pasbage Korale Division who joined hand with the SLPP recently, met the President at this meeting. They assured the President that they will support him to fulfill his vision.

Estate workers who gathered at the Nawalapitiya Bus Stand requested the President to assist them in assuring a fair market price for their products.

The government has mooted several plans to protect the local farmer, President Rajapaksa stated while adding that protecting the tea industry has always been a priority.

The President was also informed of the land issues by a number of residents of Nawalapitiya. The President advised former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage to discuss this matter with the Land Reforms Commission Chairman and provide solutions for the affected.

President Rajapaksa also paid attention to the request to set up a Technical College and a Higher Education Institute for the youth at Nawalapitiya tea estates.

Former State Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had organised the meeting. President Rajapaksa also participated in a public meeting organised by the former Deputy Minister Anuradha Jayarathna at the Gampola railway station.

President Rajapaksa received blessings from religious leaders including the Maha Sangha. He received a warm welcome from the public.

A group of A/L students requested the President to postpone the A/L exam to October, and President assured that he will direct this matter to the Education Minister. He said this during a public gathering at the Alapawila Playground, Udunuwara, Dawulagala orgainzed by candidate Adam Fariz.

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