President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who attended a public meeting at the Horana fair premises to support the Kalutara District Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna General Election candidates being presented a drawing of himself by a young girl. Picture courtesy President’s Media Division
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured that corruption, malpractices and irregularities in the government service will be eliminated to establish an efficient public service in the country.
There are over 1.5 million employees in the state service. Still the hardships people face when seeking government services are reported on a daily basis.
President Rajapaksa emphasized that bribery, corruption and irregularities in the government sector will cease to exist and a government dedicated to serve the citizens in a satisfactory manner would be established.
The President made these remarks during the election tour in Kalutara yesterday (July 29) in support of the candidates representing Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at the forthcoming General Election.
President Rajapaksa commenced his election tour by attending the public gathering organized by candidate Mahinda Samarasinghe at Keselwatta Pradeshiya Sabha Playground, Panadura.
The government has initiated to build an economic system to end the import-based trade system in the country and to give priority to local productions. The President advised the crowd to enter the agricultural and manufacturing industries in order to reap full benefits offered in these sectors.
President Rajapaksa participated in a public rally at Panadura Municipal Grounds organized by the SLPP candidate Jagath Angage and exchanged pleasantries with the crowd present and inquired into further facilities they require in the district. “We will resolve the shortage of drinking water in the area”, the President promised the locals during a public rally in Korosduwa Playground, Panadura organized by the former State Minister Jayantha Samaraweera.
Some students due to sit for the A/L examination in 2021 urged the President to pay his attention to the difficulties they had faced as the studies were disrupted on account of the COVID 19 pandemic this year and the Easter Sunday attacks last year.
President Rajapaksa took note of the requirement to renovate the Kalutara Nursing School. In response to another request for renovation of buildings of the Panadura Central College, the President instructed former State Minister Jayantha Samaraweera to attend the matter.
Former State Minister Rohitha Abyegunawardhana was also present at these gatherings.