He made these remarks addressing the “Deranabisheka Ceremony” to distribute title deeds to people in Uva Wellassa held at the Public Ground, Wellawaya, yesterday (13th March).
The President said that a better future could be built for the farming community of the country only through strengthening the agricultural economy as well as through a proper state management and added that the present government has committed to its maximum level in this regard.
He expressed his appreciation over the distribution of title deeds to people in Uva Wellassa, who has been deprived the land right for several decades.
“Today the present government fulfilled a duty, which is ignored by many persons”, he said.
About 40 percent of the expected harvest in the Maha Season was reduced due to the change in agricultural plans and goals as a result of drought, he said adding that in this context, even though some people who are opposed of the government were pleased with this, many people were thankful that a major disaster could be averted with the blessings of the nature.
Meanwhile, President Sirisena also opened the Out Patient Department (OPD) at the Wellawaya Base Hospital.