Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister and Mahaweli Development State Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said President Maithripala Sirisena is a tower of strength and a beacon of hope for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and for the genuine SLFPers. Therefore, he requested all the SLFPers to give a new lease of life to the party under the leadership of the President. He was addressing a SLFP meeting held at Tangalle recently.
The Minister said he was vested with yet another state ministry because the President is confident that he will serve the people to their utmost satisfaction.
"The President, a leader with far-sighted policies, has a soft corner in his heart for ministers who perform their duties well. They will be rewarded similarly, he said.
The Minister said the President has no intention of bringing in a member of his family to the political arena .
He is now creating a second generation of leaders. The minister said he has reached a higher level politically because the people believed in him. He said that he is highly satisfied with the political status he has achieved to date.
He said most of the lands in the country come under the Mahaweli Development Ministry.The settlers in the Mahaweli zone have lot of burning issues. "As a person who is at the service of the people from morning to midnight, I will solve their problems soon," he said.(Daily News)