United States Virginia change
Sri Lanka Breaking News
Sri Lanka parliament
vivalankaSri Lanka newsSri Lanka businessSri Lanka sportsSri Lanka technologySri Lanka travelSri Lanka videosSri Lanka eventssinhala newstamil newsSri Lanka business directory
vivalanka advertising
Stay Connected
Popular Searches
T20 World Cup
Sponsored Links
Sri Lanka Explorer

Gamini Dissanayake commemorated

Oct 23, 2010 12:17:10 PM - itnnews.lk

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.