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Aug 22, 2011 11:13:09 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Basil Rajapaksa has said that the Government was making allocation for development work with the intention of providing maximum service to the public. He called on public representatives to dedicate themselves on behalf of this aim. Addressing the District Committee meeting, the Minister said that plans are afoot to moot many mega development projects in Anuradhapura within the next five years. Minister Rajapaksa revealed that 3763.8 million rupees has been allocated for “Gama Neguma” and “Samurdhi” and carpeting of roads while 184.7 million rupees will be set aside this year under the village re-awakening programme. 200 million rupees is being allocated to develop roads in the war affected villages. He said that 250 million rupees will be allocated separately for provincial irrigation work. The Minister pointed out that accordingly the allocations made by the Economic Development Ministry this year for development amounts to 4.4 billion rupees. The Anuradhapura District Coordinating Committee meeting was presided by the Minister. The Economic Development Ministry has set aside 4500 million rupees for development activities in the District. The carpeting of roads and the ‘Gama Neguma’, ‘Divi Neguma’ and Samurdhi programmes are being successfully implemented in the region. In addition, the Minister revealed that allocations have been made for the improvement of tanks and road in parallel to the Deyata Kirula Exhibition slated to be held at Oyamaduwa next year. Several Parliamentarians and Government Officials were present at this meeting.