Creating a prosperous, healthy and sagacious community through sustainable development
Building up the socio-economic environment required for providing a stable and advanced means of livelihood for the people by correctly identifying deficiencies in socio economic infrastructure in the district and enlisting the participation of the community in the process and mobilizing and investing financial and physical resources required for the said purpose in a value added manner.
The ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa had been self-sufficient and strong in the spheres of economy, politics, culture and religion over the centuries receiving the whole hearted attention of the great kings, ministers and dignitaries.
However, later on this kingdom collapsed due to the weak conduct of the subsequent administrations. It was found essential to rehabilitate the dilapidated irrigation systems, roads, temples, pirivenas and schools as well as to uplift the living standards of the people. Consequently, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, on being elected as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in 2015 introduced the district development programme: “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa” and spearheaded its implementation with the sole objective of rehabilitating and developing the district of Polonnaruwa to its former glory.
This programme is launched under a five year development plan 2015-2020.
Presidential programme- Rajarata Navodaya
District development projects 2015-2020 “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa”
Message of His Excellency the President
Polonnaruwa, an ancient kingdom in habited by a farmers’ community who make a significant contribution to the agricultural production of Sri Lanka was flourishing with an advanced irrigation civilization during the days of ancient kings. However as a person who grew up in this area, I have had a lot of experience with the difficulties and problems faced by the people of the district due to the lack of the paid by of the state leaders who came to power from time to time.
My expectation of solving these problems being encounter in the district and uplifting the living standards of the people have been fulfilled after I was elected a Member of Parliament in 1989, Deputy Minister and Minister and the President of Sri Lanka in 2015.
Accordingly, the massive development that had been achieved in all sectors of the district under the develop programme: “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa” initiated by me is indeed a victory on the part of all of us.
I am delighted to have been able to bring about an enormous economic and social development in the district by accomplishment of this great mission that has never been carried out by any previous government or head of the state. May I take this opportunity to pay my gratitude for all of you including the political representatives, state officials and members of the Armed Forces who extended their corporation in the achievement of this task.