Oct 19, Batticaloa: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa says it is the objective of his government to extend the development that was limited to Colombo to other areas of the country including the country’s Tamil-dominated areas Northern and Eastern provinces as well.
Inaugurating the Vavunathivu water supply scheme in the Batticaloa district the President said that his government would treat the people of the north and east as same as people from other regions of the country and people’s support is required for extending the development to the villages.
The Vavunathivu water supply scheme will provide drinking water facilities to 250,000 people in 106 Grama Niladari Divisions. The daily output of the project is 41,000 cubic meters and it has been constructed at a cost of 11 billion rupees.
The President said under the Eastern Awakening Programme, all infrastructure facilities in the Eastern Province will be developed to provide equal facilities and rights to all people without any discrimination.