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President inspects development projects in Puttalam

Agro-technical institute in Madurankuliya declared open
Model School gets playground

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Puttalam District on Saturday (19) to inspect several development projects in the area.

Commencing the tour, President Rajapaksa inspected activities in Palachchonai Estate in Madurankuliya. Coconut, vegetables and several other agricultural crops are cultivated in the 900-acre estate. The President appreciated the successful model cultivation of grapes in 10 acres. The President declared open the agro-technical institute constructed with funds received by Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith from the Government of Italy.

The institute has been designed so as to provide residential practical training to 50 students. The Cardinal said more opportunities will be given to the youth from low income families in the area.

The institute will operate under the supervision of the Archbishop House in Colombo. The President engaged in a cordial discussion with the Rector of the training institute.

During the visit to Model School in Madurankuliya, the President spent some time talking with students.

Heeding to the request by the students to construct the playground in the school, the President instructed the Army Commander to expedite the construction work. The President informed the Highways Ministry Secretary to construct a flyover connecting the Primary School on the other side of the road. The President gave immediate solutions to several public issues including transport problems.

President exchanged pleasantries with the people on his way to Daluwa from Madurankuliya.

Inspecting farm lands of beetroot, tobacco, green chilies and onion, the President encouraged farmers to cultivate similar crops.

The President also inspected the wind mill in Nimalapura, Daluwa. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and Parliamentarian Chinthaka Mayadunna were present.