The Prime Minister says the country was trapped in a debt burden when the present government came to power. If Rajapaksa’s come to power again, it will be fallen into the debt trap again. He made these remarks while speaking at the opening of A newly constructed ‘Devi Puda Gama’ model housing village at siyambalanduwa in Monaragala district yesterday. Premier said Sri Lanka will be made as a hub of Indian Ocean. The Premier also said the main objective of the government is to provide housing and common amenities to the common masses. The investment to the housing and common amenities will be doubled in near future. 52 housing units have been constructed in this village. This model village was constructed at a cost of 93 million rupees under the re-awakening village programme.
- The Education Minister says that the government is committed to increase the benefits and privileges to teachers, but not to curtail them.
- Issuing concessionary loans to entrepreneurs in the Matara district under the Enterprise Sri Lanka national programme was initiated