A Progress Review Meeting was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday (30) at the Presidential Secretariat to evaluate the progress of the development projects carried out with the help of the members of the Tri Forces and the Civil Security Department.
During the meeting, the President appreciated the efficient assistance given by the members of the Tri Forces and the Civil Security Department, when implementing development projects, paving the way to save a huge amount of public funds.
The officials apprised the President regarding the issues faced by them when implementing the development activities.
Progress of the implementation of the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa (Awakening of Polonnaruwa)” District Development Project and the ‘Sirisara’ project, which aims the development of the Trincomalee district, was also discussed in this meeting and it was said that already 14 small and medium sized tanks in the district have been successfully developed under the ‘Sirisara’ project and development activities are being carried out on another 10 tanks.
Furthermore, the President examined the progress of the construction works of the Security Forces Headquarters in Akuregoda.
The President’s attention was also drawn towards the progress of the construction works carried out with the help of the members of the Air Force to build the kidney disease center in Anuradhapura and the President inquired about the progress of the construction works of Reverse Osmosis Water System Unit with the assistance of the Navy.
Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando, Acting Secretary to the Ministry of Defense, R.P.R. Rajapaksa, Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathi, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy N.B.J. Rosayro, Director General of Civil Security Department Chandrarathna Pallegama and other senior officials participated in this meeting.