Minister Johnston Fernando says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is among the 10 best world leaders who have ensured the safety of citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister said the President will go down in history.
Minister Fernando speaking at the opening ceremony of the 87km section of the Badulla-Chenkaladi Road from Bibila to Chenkaladi today said the President seeks to ensure wholesome development from one town to another.
He said all countries faced economic challenges when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, with world leaders faced with the major challenge of saving public lives.
Minister Fernando claimed vaccination drives were launched across the country due to diligent actions of the President.
Minister Fernando also stated, the Opposition did not support the COVID-19 vaccination drive and only attempted to sabotage the programme.
He claimed the country will be known as the most developed nation during a short span.