By presenting the “Mahinda Chintana -. Vision for the future” to our religious dignitaries, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children of our Motherland with . The IPS examined the “Mahinda Chintana: Vision for a New Sri Lanka” taking into account the current overall policy framework and attempted to shed some light. III (a) Mahinda Chinthana – National Development Goals (NDGs). III(b) United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 1. Sri Lanka: The Emerging.
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In the process of economic, political and social progress in a country, planning occupies the pride of place. That is because without planning it is difficult to reach the intended destination. There is no dispute that the Mahinda Chinthana laid a firm foundation for a novel revolution in the political, economic and social spheres of this country. As such, it received the blessings of the people as well as those of the academics in this country. President Mahinda Rajapaksa put forth Mahinda Chinthana before the masses as his manifesto at the last Presidential Election.
Its implementation commenced simultaneously with the President’s assumption of duties in the office of Presidency on November 18, From that point of view the real implementation of the concept of Mahinda Chinthana is at the moment nearing its first anniversary.
It is a reality, currently in progress when you look at it as a whole or part by part. This phenomenon is manifestly discernible in chintyana multitude of activities that take place throughout the country today.
As we review Mahinda Chinthana on this occasion of its first anniversary, we see its implementation in progress at the moment as well as steps afoot to commence implementation. The speciality of its implementation is that some projects are long term while some are short term.
To solve the urgent burning problems, it has adopted accelerated short term projects while long term projects are intended to address a development process encompassing the entire country over a long period ahead.
Confidence in the development of the rural economy to ensure the economic uplift of the entire country is a conspicuous feature in the Mahinda Chinthana. This is a note on the preliminary steps taken by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to make the Mahinda Chinthana a reality as it completes the first anniversary of its implementation. Introduction of Courses in Diploma in Skills for school leavers who have studied up to G. Acceleration of the rebuilding process of houses and infrastructure facilities devastated by the tsunami.
Establishment of a special fund of Rs. Restoration of religious and archaeological places of importance destroyed by the tsunami. Restoration of houses and means of livelihood of 80, families within one year of ruination.
Restoration of Jaffna and Mannar Railway lines for the convenience of the Northern residents. Filling of all teacher vacancies in schools in the North where there were teacher shortages within one year. Fulfilling the power and energy demands and communication demands under an accelerated programme. Inauguration of tertiary education programmes for chihthana benefit of young men and women of the zone.
Steps were taken to end the teacher shortage in Muslim schools and improve physical resources in Muslim schools. Procurement of loan facilities through the Lanka Puthra Banking Service to develop industries based on resources unique to the area.
Procurement of state lands on priority basis to solve the land problem of the Kanda Uda Rata people. Construction of the new highway connecting Matara, Hambantota, Weeravila, Ampara, Batticoloa and Trincomalee and their approach roads. Development of infrastructure facilities including transport and pilgrims’ rests to meet the needs of pilgrims.
Restoration of Panduwasnuwara, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, and Kurunegala Cultural Square to suit the historical cultural heritage. Diversion of Uva-Wellassa towards an accelerated development process and promotion of educational facilities in those areas. Enhancement of health facilities, promotion of irrigation and giving priority to Uma-oya Development programme. Creation of crop manufacturing factories and development and marketing of crops such as lime and orange.
Recruitment of G. Steps to facilitate vocational training to estate youth through the “Nena Sela” programme. Organisation of a grand scale international film festival titled “Colombo International Film Festival”. Creation of a programme for cinema magnates and actors and actresses to study cinematography of international standards and to obtain scholarships in the field.
Appointment of a fully empowered Ombudsman to look in to the grievances of media personnel. Award of foreign scholarships to creative journalists employed in the State and Private media sector. Provision of a monthly allowance of at least Rs. Targeting at least five international sports victories including the Olympic within the next decade. Amendment to the Constitution making the President officially accountable to Parliament. Proposals to enhance the powers of the Ministerial Executive Committee with the consensus of Parliament to ensure the Committee’s participation in public administration.
Setting annual targets of programme implementation, annual progress review and consideration of setbacks and remedies thereof. Comments and suggestions to: One year progress of Mahinda Chinthana In the process of economic, political and social progress in a country, planning occupies the pride of place. Annual training intake increased from 60, toRe-building of ferries and fishery harbours destroyed by the tsunami. Beyond the palmyra border Restoration of houses and revival of lives affected by the war.
Steps to pay a temporary allowance to families evacuated due to High Security Zones. Re-settlement of displaced persons in their original habitats expeditiously.
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Restoration of all deteriorated health facilities maahinda suit future conditions. Restoration of all affected and neglected school buildings to a high standard. Steps to expand the revival programme of fishery industry. Development of Batticoloa and Trincomalie Railway lines. Development of the cities of Valaichenai and Kalmunai.
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Formulation of a special plan to improve animal husbandry. Starting a number of new fishery schemes. Development of the region as a special tourist zone.
Opening new garment factories. Introduction of a Model Terminal Villages system blended with modern technology. Completion of the Southern Express Highway on an accelerated basis. Proper conservation of sacred areas in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Accelerated implementation of the Deduru-oya Irrigation Scheme. Redressing chinhhana shortages in schools. Development of all approach roads to estates and declare them as public roads.
A special Housing Project to supply single houses. Free ownership title to the land supplied to each estate worker. The provision of a monthly special flour subsidy to estate families. Elevation of under-developed estate schools to higher level with immediate effect. Securing teacher appointments to mahihda estate youth. Setting up a faculty of agriculture and animal husbandry centring the Hatton Town.
Steps taken to conduct health facilities by a government health services staff. Training estate youth as small scale entrepreneurs. Provision of facilities for artistes to construct their houses. Implementation of the Official Language Policy effectively.
Steps to popularise Sinhala and Tamil computer units presently in vogue. Popularising the use of English language among all classes of people. Provision of a duty free computer each to and every journalist.
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Provision of a duty free motorcycle to each and every press reporter. Introduction of a pension gratuity for retired journalists. Implementation of a programme titled “Creeda Sakthi”. Construction of an indoor playground and a swimming pool for every district.
Translated by Somadasa Wijeratna.