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The President says the government is committed to save the country from the economic crisis and to achieve prosperity.

President Maithripala Sirisena says whatever allegations were leveled against the present Government, the financial crisis of the country occurred not during the past two years,

but arose due to the mammoth debt burden created by the previous Government.


The President said that today the present Government headed by him, took the responsibility of resolving that issue and further said that whatever challenges came across for the Government they will fulfill the responsibility of building a prosperous nation with the contribution of the people.


He made these remarks addressing the public rally held at the ground of the Elahera Maha Vidyalaya, today after the ceremony to fill the water to the Moragahakanda reservoir.


President Sirisena inaugurated the filing of water to the Moragahakanda reservoir which is the biggest multi-functional irrigation project, today and also the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of Ehala Elahera Ela which will be the longest irrigation canal in the country, was held at the auspicious time under the patronage of President , turning a new page in the history of irrigation of this country.


Addressing the gathering the President further said that today is the happiest day of his life as his dream became a reality, ending the sorrowful stories of the Rajarata farmers.

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