Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the year 2016 will be the year of building of the economy of the country. He said a lot of programs will be implemented this year to bring about prosperous lives to all people in this country.
Sirisena made these remarks at the ceremony held Wednesday at the BMCH to offer 10,000 scholarships to the students of Samurdhi Beneficiary families.
“No government has ever allocated this largest ever fund allocated by the new government for free education and free health service this year,” Sirisena said. “We also have allocated required funds for the development of infrastructure facilities in rural and urban areas, and these development works have started already,” he added.
“While some people are questioning what the government is doing, the government has entered into the program to bring about prosperous lives to the people by doing required political reforms and saving the people from poverty,” Sirisena said.
Sirisena symbolically handed over the scholarships at the ceremony.