The Prime Minister says the government has taken measures to provide efficient service to the public by empowering the district and regional administration.

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The Nila Medura, the 21-storey new building of the Home Affairs Ministry constructed at a cost of 5,583 million rupees was opened by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Elvitigala Mawatha in Narahenpita yesterday.

Addressing the gathering the Prime Minister said the government has taken measures to provide efficient service to the public by empowering the district and regional administration. The people have the benefits of this in the coming years.

If we are aspiring to become the hub of the Indian Ocean, we need a big city. That’s the city we are going to build here. We have faced many challenges, including natural and man-made disasters, a constitutional crisis and Easter bomb attacks. We survived all challenges and carried the development initiatives without any interruptions. Now we have to enter in to phase of modernization, which is switching in to export economy. The state and private sectors are under-taking necessary reforms in this regard. As a progressive step in this direction, we have transforming the port city in to a global financial hub. It would facilitate international trading just as Singapore and Dubai do.

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