President Maithripala Sirisena said that though the political culture of this country which consisted of fraud, theft and corruption cannot be changed at once, the current government is bearing the difficult task to create a group of patriotic and honest politicians.
He said even amidst the slander, defamations and challenges, the government will perform to build the clean political culture, expected by the people.
The President was speaking at a ceremony to hand over the land deeds to the farmers in Mahaweli - H Zone on 12th August at the Thalava Playground.
“Even amidst the criticisms and allegations, the current government, within a short period, performed a task which none of the former governments could do. The government has given priority to build the national economy through strengthening the economy of the people”, he said.
He pointed out that the Moragahakanda is the first project which renovates a large number of tanks after the period of ancient kings. “This will take the lives of the farmers towards prosperity”, he said.
The President stated that the current government is giving a permanent solution to the garbage problem so that no future government will have to face that problem. He pointed out that for the first time in history, Sri Lanka is going to generate electricity and produce organic fertilizer utilizing garbage. He said the organic fertilizer, produced the first and second rounds will be given to farmers free of charge.
President Sirisena handed over 100 land deeds Mahaweli colonists by symbolizing handing over 6,200 land deeds to the farmers in Mahaweli H Zone, under the program to provide 100,000 land deeds to Mahaweli colonists.