No room for corruption, fraud or irregularities within the development process - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the assistance of the international community has been received for the development process of Sri Lanka as a result of the ensured political stability in the country and emphasized that he will not allow any room to occur corruption, fraud or irregularities within the development process.


The President made these remarks participating in programs held in the Badulla District, yesterday (27th Sept.).


President Sirisena further said that although the former Government allowed these mistakes to continue, without punishing the wrongdoers, today, the government is taking steps to impose stringent actions against fraud, corruption and irregularity without any political differences.


Even though political rivals level various allegations and criticisms against the government using the ensured democracy and freedom in the country, the President said however it would be impossible for anybody to reverse the development programs that are being implemented in the country with the support of all friendly countries in the world.


President Maithripala Sirisena vested the Badulla, Hali Ela, and Ella integrated water supply project with the public yesterday. The water supply project will provide safe drinking water for 110,000 people in 42 Grama Niladhari Divisions in the above three Divisional Secretariat Divisions round the clock.


The project includes a new dam, new and upgraded water treatment plants, storage tanks, pumping stations, and transmission and distribution pipelines.


The cost of the project is Rs 11,800 million. The Governments of Sri Lanka and the USA funded the project.


President Maithripala Sirisena also declared open a car park constructed by the Uva Provincial Council at a cost of 95 million rupees fulfilling a need of a well planned car park for the city of Badulla. The car park can accommodate up to 200 vehicles at a time.


Furthermore, 320 public service appointments, including Development Officer, Agricultural Assistant, Revenue Inspector, Agricultural Instructor and Tamil medium teaching instructors, were presented and the President symbolically presented a few letters of appointments.


Thereafter, the President made an inspection tour of the City of Badulla and also opened the new traffic light system.