The LTTE should ask for something which is possible for it to be given by a government, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mahinda Wijesekera said when he laid the foundation stone to put up a post office in the vicinity of St Anne s Talawila Church Talawila last week.
He said villagers do not have to travel frequently to the cities when necessary goods and services are provided at the village level under the Mahinda Chintana Rural Development programme.
He said he considered it a privilege to lay the foundation stone for a church at Talawila though he hailed from the south.
The estimated cost of the post office will be rupees seven million and unlike in the former days posts offices could be used as a multipurpose institution where number of services like national and international telephone calls, money transfers and even photo copying documents could be done under one roof, he noted.
It was the policy of the government to provide all facilities available in the city or towns to the people of the rural areas too and despite financial loses post offices have to focus their services to the general public. However steps would be taken to make M noted.