September 24 (Daily News) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will visit every village in the country to speak with people to identify their concerns and find immediate solutions.
The Haldummulla Divisional Secretariat area in Badulla district has been selected for his first such visit. The public meeting will begin at 10.00 am on Friday (25) at Kumaratenna College,100 Acres Village, Haputale.
During the Presidential and General Elections, President Rajapaksa’s nationwide visits showed the difficulties people in rural areas were undergoing and their long felt need for immediate solutions to some of their basic needs and issues.
These include unresolved economic, social problems as well as shortage of land, inadequate health and transport services, children’s education, shortage of schools, shortage of drinking water, wildlife poaching, elephant attacks and many more.
Another major problem is the indifference and inefficiency of government agencies and their inability to understand the plight of the rural population and assist in resolving them expeditiously.
People are requested to come to public meetings and inform them of their problems. It is the intention of the President to provide immediate solutions to the problems that are reported to him. There are two Grama Niladhari Divisions in the Haldummulla Divisional Secretariat which have been selected for the observation tour on Friday. They are home to 222 families. Their main sources of income are paddy, pepper and cinnamon cultivation and chena cultivation. There are 17 students studying at Kumaratenna Vidyalaya where the public meeting is being held.