'Peace vital for economic development'- Minister

[TamilNet, Saturday, 31 August 2002, 19:12 GMT]
"The twenty year old brutal war has now come to an end paving way to promote better understanding between all communities in the island. Permanent peace is vital for the economic development of the country," said Minister of Public Administration, Provincial Councils and Local Government Mr.Alick Aluwihare at the conclusion of the one-day mobile service held at Trincomalee St.Mary's College Saturday.

Ministers Alick Aluwihare and Earl Gunasekara declared open the one-day mobile service Saturday morning. Thousands of people from all parts of the Trincomalee district came to find solution to their problems. About fifty government departments functioned in the mobile service.

Alick Aluwihare (r) and Asoka JayawardeneThe Minister further said, "under the United National Front government no discrimination will be shown to any community. Every one will be served irrespective of any differences."

The UNF Prime Minister has dedicated himself to achieve peace in the country through negotiations. Today people live happily and moving around the country without fear and animosity, Minister added.

Trincomalee district Sri Lanka Muslim Congress parliamentarian Mr.K.M.Thowfeek said today after the ceasefire agreement came to force, even ministers are freely moving in nights in all parts of the country.

Trincomalee district UNP parliamentarian Mr.M.A.M.Maharoof said that the government would give top priority to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the war torn northeast province.

Major general(retd) Asoka Jayawardene, northeast provincial governor also spoke.

At the conclusion of the event a public meeting with a variety of entertainments was held.

Mobile Service

 

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