Opening of the Moragahakanda project: Events of significance

The President and Prime Minister declare open the plaque at the Moragahakanda dam. Pictures by Sudath Malaweera and Sudaath Silva

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday, vested with the people several highly important development projects to coincide with the Unity Government completing three years in office.

Also, two important commemorative ceremonies were held for the late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and the veteran Journalist and Editor Lasantha Wickramatunge.

In the morning, the 119th birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister and the founder of the SLFP, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at his statue near the Galle Face Green.

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga too attended the ceremony, among others.

Meanwhile, the President and Prime Minister vested with the public, the Rajagiriya flyover. Both the President and Prime Minister then proceeded to Moragahakanda to open the largest reservoir in the Mahaweli project, the Moragahakanda reservoir.

Further among yesterday's events, a graveside vigil was observed at the Borella cemetery last morning to mark 9 years since the assassination of veteran Journalist and Editor Lasantha Wickramatunge.

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