- Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 23:19
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said it is the responsibility of politicians and state officials to make best use of public funds for numerous development activities. The President was addressing the Matale District Development Committee meeting at the Matale Municipal Council auditorium yesterday. The President said every one is duty bound to make his utmost contribution to society and the country.
"Similarly, public funds should be utilized carefully for the betterment of the country to gain maximum returns and productivity.
The President instructed politicians not to commence development activities or lay foundation stones for projects unless they can be completed. He noted that it is up to politicians and relevant officials to complete development projects on time.
President Rajapaksa further said they should also adopt a better environment policy that does not hamper the normal day-to-day life of the people.
The President ordered state officials to find immediate solutions to certain issues affecting several areas, such as, drinking water, farming, health, education etc. He advised the political authority and state officials to devise plans to construct a fully equipped National Hospital for Matale and to improve Dambulla Hospital with more facilities. The President also made reference to road development, electrification, agriculture, communication etc.
The President advised officials to grow indigenous plants that protect the environemnt,such as, Jak, breadfruit to replace pinus trees. .
He informed the officials to restructure the Wildlife zones within a month and that Wildlife and the humans should be protected by the environment and wildlife protecting regulations