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President in Jaffna Urges Rural Area Students to Show Colours in Public Audience
[2012-02-06 20:19:21]

“I don’t need any memento. My only dream is to see that future generations live together in harmony,” said His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing a massive crowd at Chavakachcheri in Jaffna on Monday (06).

Attending a grand ceremony organized to declare open two ward blocks and four doctors’ family quarters at Chavakachcheri hospital. HE the President further said that not only health facilities but others such as education, electricity, water and infrastructure for agriculture are to be provided to all in need. As an honour to citizens of Jaffna, President Rajapaksa did not forget to speak a few words in Tamil.

HE the President continuing his speech said that suffering of the people of Sri Lanka is now over and all people could look forward to a bright future with development taking place across the country.

Finland Red Cross Society funded Rs. 150 million for the construction of new buildings of the Chavakachcheri hospital.

HE the President next participated in the opening of new swimming pool at Jaffna Central College, a donation from “Tharunnayata Hetak” (Youth for Tomorrow) headed by Hon. Parliamentarian Mr. Namal Rajapaksa. This swimming pool, constructed at a cost of Rs. 17 million is the first swimming pool that a school in the peninsula owns. Girls from Colombo Vishaka College presented a stunning swimming ballet after the opening of the pool.

During his speech, President Rajapaksa stressed that students from rural areas in Jaffna should show their colours in public audience as Vishakians did today in Jaffna. He reiterated the significance of uniting all citizens casting aside all communal and religious differences to rise as Sri Lankans to brighten the future of next generation of people.

Hon. Governor Northern Province Maj. Gen. (Retd) G. A. Chandrasiri, Hon. Minister of traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development Mr. Douglas Devananda, Hon. Parliamentarian Mr. Namal Rajapaksa, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and several other distinguished guests also attended the ceremonies of the day as invitees.

Large crowds gathered at Chavakachcheri and the Central College ground to witness the functions.

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