The Prime Minister has stressed that the Government is prepared to win the development battle for the future generation while commemorating the people who lost their lives in the Tsunami disaster.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne who participated in the National Safety Day function held in Jaffna as Chief Guest made this observation. The national function was held at the premises of the Weerasingham Hall. The school children, Government officials and the general public observed a two-minute silence. A large number of school children from Jaffna schools participated in a march-past thereafter. A parade of the security forces and the Police was also held. The national function of the Safety day thereafter commenced at the Weerasingham Hall before a large gathering.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne addressing the gathering said that the President has launched a well planned programme that would ensure the happiness of those who survived the Tsunami.
Addressing the gathering Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that arrangements are underway to hold the National Safety Day function in the East in 2011. He said that all necessary measures will be taken to prevent such natural disasters occurring in the future.
The function comprised cultural events presented by the Jaffna youths and school children. Various groups that made significant contributions towards disaster management were felicitated. Minister Douglas Devananda, Governor of the Northern Province G.A. Chandrasiri and Chief Minister of the North Central Province Berty Premalal Dissanayake were amongst a large number of people who attended the function.