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The 'Gamperaliya Development Drive' is underway in the Nikaweratiya-Rasnayakapura Divisional Secretariat Zone in the Kurunegala District

The 'Gamperaliya Development Drive' that aims at empowering the rural masses, is underway under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe in the Nikaweratiya-Rasnayakapura Divisional Secretariat Zone in the Kurunegala District. Reconstruction work of the Kalukeitya-Bulathgama Tank is to take place. The cost estimated is 3.5 million rupees.

Speaking at the launching ceremony Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe detailed as to how development at rural level is vital in the country's development drive. The economy of the country is strengthened when development occurs at grass-root levels - in the villages. He pointed out, an export oriented economy must be created.

Also speaking at the event, Minister Mangala Samaraweera said 1,300 tanks in rural areas will be reconstructed under this project, within the next 5 months. 6,936 rural roads will be reconstructed, while sanitation facilities will be provided for 8,930 schools. 500 play grounds will be re-done. He added, electricity will be provided to all homes, while roofing material will be provided for thatched houses.