President Ranil Wickremesinghe underscored his commitment to guiding the country’s progress in the coming years, drawing inspiration from the success of Biyagama.
Reflecting on his early political career in the Biyagama Constituency, where the region experienced notable underdevelopment, the President emphasized the positive impact of strategic economic decisions, particularly the establishment of the Biyagama Investment Zone. He noted that Biyagama’s rapid progress stands as a testament to those decisions.
The President underscored his vision for replicating such success nationwide by leveraging the advantages of an open economy.
He expressed plans to establish new investment zones across the country, with the aim of significantly boosting the national economy.
"The development model applied to Biyagama is set to be replicated in other provinces across the island, including Bingiriya, Kandy, Hambantota, Trincomalee, and the North, aiming to amplify the national economy tenfold," the President added.
President Wickremesinghe made these remarks during the inauguration of the newly constructed ancient Bodhi Prakaraya and Golden Fence at Sapugaskanda Abeysekararama on Thursday (25).
Following his visit to the temple, President Ranil Wickremesinghe proceeded to the Buddha Mandir, where he participated in religious ceremonies.
Additionally, he unveiled a commemorative plaque and inaugurated the recently constructed Bodhi Prakaraya and Golden Fence at Sapugaskanda Abeysekararama.
The ceremony was attended by the Maha Sangha, headed by Venerable Thiniyawala Palita Nayaka Thero, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Japanese Deputy Ambassador to Sri Lanka Katsuki Kotaro, former Minister Ravi Karunanayake, students from Yoshida International School along with the local residents.