Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has referred to the responsibility of everyone to take care of the elder fraternity in the country’s journey towards development.
The Prime Minister was speaking at a ceremony organized at Wickremasinghepura in Battaramulla. The event was the opening of the G. de S. Wimalasundara Memorial Elder’s Home this morning. The building was put up at a cost of 20 million rupees. It is equipped with many facilities for the residential elders. The Elder’s Home had been built in memory of veteran businessman G. de S. Wimalasundera by his wife and children. The Complex was vested in the Colombo Municipal Council. The Prime Minister pointed out that it is the obligation of the children to express their optimum gratitude in memory of their beloved parents. Members of the Sangha including the Ven. Athuraliye Ratana thera and many public representatives including Minister P. Dayaratne were present.