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‘People in Ratnapura have water, electricity now’

Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne

A lot of development projects were launched in Ratnapura district during the past few years and now people in the district have pipe-borne water Ratnapura for 24 hours each day, Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister W.D.J.Seneviratne said.

According to Minister Seneviratne, the project to supply water cost Rs.11,000 million. Earlier, people received water only for few hours per day; now they have access to pipe-borne water throughout.

He was addressing the gathering during a meeting held at Pelmadulla recently.

Minister Seneviratne pointed out that in the past only 52 percent of the people in Ratnapura had electricity and now 96 percent of the people have electricity. Ratnapura General Hospital and many other rural hospitals had been developed with foreign aid. The OPD was developed with JAICA assistance.

In addition, construction work on Ratnapura Divisional Secretariat building complex is now going on. All state schools in the district had been developed. All roads in the district have already been carpeted, he added.