Under the patronage of Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, the Kalutara District Coordinating Committee was held at the District Secretariat Office on 30 August 2011. A sum exceeding Rs. 3300 million was allocated for the development activities in the Kalutara District this year.
These funds were allocated for Provincial Road Development Programme, Divi Naguma National Programme, Gama Naguma Programme and Samurdhi Programme. In addition Rs. 200 million was allocated for Millaniya and Bandaragama electorates for immediate development programmes. Many important decisions were taken relating to Kalutara District Development at this meeting. The progresses of current development projects in the district were also evaluated. Senior Minister Athaudha Seneviratna; Kumara Welgama, Minister of Transport; Dr. Rajitha Senaratna, Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development; S.M. Chandrasena, Minister of Agrarian services and Wildlife; Reginald Cooray, Minister of Small Export Crops Promotion; Prasanna Ranathunga, Chief Minister of Western Province; Nirmala Kothalawala, Deputy Minister of Ports and Highways; Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Deputy Minister of Ports & Highways; Vidhura Wickramanayaka, Member of Parliament and government officials participated at this meeting – Pix by Chaminda Hittatiya