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The President has assured to create a pure political culture in the country.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the political culture of bribes, corruption and theft which existed during the past period cannot be changed in the country at once. But the present government is shouldering a great task of creating honest and nation loving politicians. The President has assured to create a pure political culture in the country and overcoming challenges to fulfill the people's aspirations facing whatever insults and allegations. He made these remarks at a function held this morning to hand over land deeds to the farmer families in the Mahaweli 'H' zone, held at the Thalawa grounds this morning.

The President also said the government has given priority to build up the national economy by strengthening the economic status of the farmer communities. The present government has fulfilled a greater task on behalf of the people within a short period. He also pointed out that the government has taken measures to renovate a large number of canals under the Moragahakanda Project which is given more benefits to the farmer communities. He was confident that the farmer communities will be more prosperous and enjoy a better livelihood through the implementation of the Moragahakanda Project. The President also said a permanent solution will be given to the garbage problem by next year.

For the first time in history, generating of electricity and producing organic fertilizer activities through utilizing garbage will also commence. Accordingly, the organic fertilizer producing first and second rounds will be given to the farmer communities, freely. The President handed over 6200 land deeds to the Mahaweli 'H' farmer families under the National Programme of 'Providing 100,000 Land Deeds for Mahaweli Settlers'.