Minister A.L. M. Athaulla has said that the country was destroyed due to opportunistic leaders who administered with the aim of achieving political mileage.
This trend was changed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The Minister said that the country is grateful to the President for that. He took measures to separate the North and the East and eliminate terrorism. He said that the peace has now been established. The Minister expressed these views at the presentation of certificates to those who successfully completed a diploma course in Local Government Financial Management. The Presentation was held at the BMICH. A large number of people including Ministry officials participated in the occasion.