The spiritual development of the people would contribute towards the success of the economic development process.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said that the support of the government officials is essential in this connection. The Prime Minister expressed this view while addressing the government officials in Galle District. The meeting was held to raise awareness in them regarding the programme to be launched by the Ministry of Religious Affairs to mark the 2600th Sambuddha Jayanthi. Minister Piyasena Gamage, Deputy Minister M.K.D.S. Gunawardane and Parliamentarian Nishantha Mutuhettigama were amongst those who participated in the occasion.