Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has urged the allies of the government to stay together to meet the aspirations of the people and grant them relief.
He made the appeal presiding over a ceremony held at the Samanala Grounds in Galle recently to hand over compensation of nearly Rs. 340 million to the tea smallholders of the Galle district affected by the recent floods.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over the relief checks to the tea small holders. The compensations were provided together with the Plantation Ministry under the 'Vavili Saviya Gamin Gamata' program.
During his address, Premier Wickremasinghe stated that the UNP, SLFP, Muslim Congress and the Tamil parties in the up country and the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) have joined hands not to become a single entity forever. The aim is not to inherit the debt burden to the next generation.
He went on that the people would say that the best thing is to work together until the next election. He also said that all must commit themselves for joint action to grant relief to the people. We request the support of all in this endeavor.
Ministers Vajira Abeywardena, Chandima Weerakkody and Daya Gamage, Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal de Silva also participated at this occasion.