Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has referred to the significant service discharged by Gamini Dissanayake for the development of the country.
The Speaker said that the Mahaweli project which was slated to be completed in 30 years was accelerated and mooted in six years by him, an uphill task entrusted to him by the then President. Mr. Rajapaksa pointed out that the people of Mahaweli areas, including in his District where the Lunugamvehera Scheme was launched by Gamini Dissanayake remember him with gratitude.
The Speaker was addressing a ceremony organized to mark the 16th death anniversary of Gamini Dissanayake. The event was held at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo. Floral tributes were offered to the Gamini Dissanayake statue by family members including Parliamentarian Navin Dissanayake. Members of the Maha Sangha and many Parliamentarians were present.