Public support vital for country’s development- PM


Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said public support was critical in resolving the country’s crisis, adding that temples have been working with him for a long time.

He said, “They give advice and guidance and look forward to the Maha Sangha’s guidance to carry out our work”.

“We are living in the darkest period of Sri Lanka’s history. We have come to save the country from this predicament. The people’s support was critical for this,” the Prime Minister said.

On 21 August, he visited the Sri Sudharmarama Pirivena, Manikkawatta Sri Vijayaramaya, and Randev temples in Avissawella and provided furniture, including chairs for teachers, from the Parliamentary Decentralized Budgetary Fund for Dhamma schools run in these temples.

“When we said there was no electricity in this area, you gave us electricity,” Ven. Kuruwita Ratanawansa Thera said at the event. “We were given water after we stated that there was no water in this area. We were also provided with telephone services, as well as roads and infrastructure. You performed those services whether you were a Minister or not at the time,” he said.

Ven. Madanwala AnandaThera also advised the Prime Minister to take good measures that would lead to the prosperity of the country as soon as possible. 

Ven. Madanwala AnandaThera, incumbent of the Randev Temple, Ven. Devalegama SumangalaThera, incumbent of the Sri Sudharmarama Pirivena, Ven. Gonagala Jinaratne, Thera incumbent  of the Manikkawatta Sri Vijayarama Vihara,  Viharadhikari, Ven Kuruvita Ratanawansa Thera also spoke at the event. MP Yadamini Gunawardena, Jayantha Rohana, President of the Seethawaka Regional Council,  Local council members including Sunny Peiris, Samantha Iddagoda, Aruna Divigalle and Wimal Prasanna, Seethawakapura Municipal Council Chairman, Ranaweera Kurugalaarachchi and other MC members U.A.H.  Ubesinghe, Ajith Soysa and Sisira Jayasinghe participated in the event.