The commitment of Government officials is necessary to win the massive development battle. President Rajapaksa said that passing on the benefits of development to the villages is a priority.
The President said he has a good understanding of the Government officials. He was confident that the officials would contribute to achieving the Government’s targets. The first target of the Government is to increase the per capita income to 4000 US Dollars while the second is winning the development battle. He was hopeful that all Districts would be able to contribute to the development programme.
The President was speaking while addressing Government officials at the Uva Provincial Council Auditorium in Badulla. He pointed out that priority should be given to the people when carrying out every programme. Massive development projects have been launched in every province. He said the drug menace should be tackled simultaneously to create a conducive environment for the people to live freely. The President instructed the officials to pay attention to recreation and consider the future generation when making decisions.