No foreign intervention will be condoned – President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that Sri Lankans are used to protecting and safeguarding human rights for more than 2,500 years. He said following the eradication of 30 years of terrorism and when the country has been placed on a rapid development track, no foreign intervention will be allowed and no one can meddle in the internal affairs of the country.
The President addressing the Puttlam district special Development Committee meeting yesterday at Madampe, Chilaw, said Sri Lankans have been protecting human rights since the introduction of Buddhism to the country.
“Protecting human rights and fulfilling the people’s aspirations in a people-friendly manner are not new aspects to us” the President added.
The President invited all to join hands to develop the country and fulfill their obligations. The government has taken every possible step to strengthen the bonds among the people while safeguarding human rights.
The President added that this meeting also was being held to identify the responsibilities and duties which have to be carried out for the country each other.
The President advised politicians to perform their responsibilities with diligence without political considerations or concerning politically motivated targets. Every politician and government official is duty bound to stand for the country while extending his utmost contribution to the development and betterment of the country.
“Especially, politicians should stand for the country and its people. Having identified their due responsibilities politicians must deliver to the maximum for the betterment of the motherland”, the President noted.
Addressing state officials, the President said that public servants should lend a keen ear to issues forwarded by the people. Such issues should be addressed with great dedication and in a friendly manner.
The President further noted that a mechanism will be put in place to solve the human-elephant conflict which is a burning issue for the people in the Puttlam district.
Courtesy: Daily News
Of course “The Great Buddhism” is the platform & base of Srilanka.! Without The Great Buddhism there’ll not be a this Srilanka..! The brave president knows & expresses it. The one who doesn’t admit it is not a real Srilankan though occuping here while benefitting from srilanka..!
Respected Sir,Ape Jathiya ekamutui,Api Dinanawa, Dinuwath Peradunath Api Oba ekkamai.
Amden!! you are here again writing nonsense.
Sri lanka is the only country that asks the entire Buddhist clergy to line up in protest against everything.
That is the only way they could capture the village votes and people like you! I think all the educated Singhalese prefer to keep the religion away from politics. Because every fool will shake the head to a clergy and do some stupid thing. People go as far as blowing themselves in the name of the religion, holy war. Most of the developed countries kept the religion out of the politics, that’s why they are called “Developed Countries”.
The main issue here is our government heads are not educated or civil. They have very little knowledge about running the country. Basil knows only 10% calculation, Instead of going to Bikkus and bending down for the blessing and enlightenment; they should go and get all the help from Economists, Lawmakers other educated clan from outside world and develop the country. Religion is good but keep it as the week-end event.
Amden, once again I hope you won’t write half baked ideas and village philosophies. As a Sri lankan I feel very disgraced.