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Chandrakanthan says he will work for the betterment of all ethnic groups

Chief Minister of Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan says that he is committed to work for the betterment of all ethnic groups in the province.

At a special interview with the SLBC today, he said that the first task of his agenda is to develop the province. The people of the area have been suffering for over 20 years due to lack of proper administration.However the avenues are now open to focus lights of development towards the gloomy areas in the province. The areas which the priority should be given have already been identified.

Accordingly the fields of health, education and self employment will be developed soon. The new Chief Minister added that it was blessing for him to worship the temple of the tooth in Kandy and to get the blessings of Mahanayaka Theras.

The Chief Minister also met the Maha Nayake Theras of Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters. The theras invoked blessings to him for his future career. He visited the Museum of the Temple and focused special attention to the photographs which show the damages inflicted to the temple by the LTTE attack in the past.

The Chief Minister also visited Ganga Rama temple in Hunupitiya, Colombo and took part in religious activities.

Meanwhile Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne says President Mahinda Rajapakse is the 1st leader in the country who bravely stood against racism in order to consolidate peace and harmony in the country. The president’s genuineness is apparent by the appointment of Mr.Sivanesathurei Chandrakanthan as the 1st chief minister of the Eastern Provincial Council.

The president has corrected the ills committed by the former leaders through this act. It has been proven that the president is a leader who is dedicated to establish peace in the country.

Mr Sivanesathurei Chandrakanthan gained the maximum preferential votes of 41,936 out of all candidates. Minister Senarathne therefore points out, appointing him as the chief minister is implementing public mandate, but not on communal basis.