More than 500 million rupees is allocated as additional grants for the development of the Matara district. Minister Basil Rajapaksa claimed that these grants are being provided at the behest of the President.
The Minister was addressing the Matara District Coordinating Committee meeting. It was organized at the Matara District Secretariat. The launching of construction of the new building complex of the Matara District Secretariat took place under the Minister’s patronage. Parlamentarians Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Dulles Alahapperuma and CB Ratnayake and Southern Chief Minister Shan Vijelal de Silva were present at this meeting.