Rural development will be expedited -PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a programme to expedite rural development projects will be executed within the next 18 months.
Speaking during an event at the Temple Trees the Prime Minister said the Good Governance government was able to achieve economic stability within the first two years in power.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the Divisional Secretariats hold responsibility over bringing in rapid development to villages.
The Premier meanwhile said the government was successful in maintaining a stable economy amidst various natural disasters.
The Prime Minister said certain predictions made by various factions claiming the economy will collapse have been proven wrong.
Premier Wickremesinghe noted that there was a decrease in the country’s income due to the drought adding however during this year the government believes the drought has ended.
The Prime Minister said therefore unlike in 2015 or before, the government will first initiate a development programme in the village.