The Prime Minister has called upon the nation to help accelerate religious and economic development by creating a spiritual society.
The Prime Minster expressed this view at the inauguration of the Shrine Room and the Dharmasala at the Wijaya Bimbarama Vihara in Piladuwa, Matara. It was constructed at the expenditure of 20 million rupees. The funds were granted by the David Wickremaratne Commemorative Foundation in Colombo. Computer parts for the computer Department and scholarships for children were presented under the patronage of the Prime Minister. Chief Incumbent of the Vihara Ven. Beligalle Soratha Thera was amongst the members of Maha Sangha who were present. A number of Ministers and Parliamentarians were also present.