Certain Western elements trying to snatch LLRC ownership -
Certain Western elements are trying to snatch the ownership of the
Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) Report which is the
government's own initiative. They are forcing us to put into action
those very recommendations contained in the LLRC Report, President
Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
"We have followed human rights for over 2,500 years from time we
embraced Buddhism. Those who have limited human rights in their
countries are trying to teach us about human rights. We have protected
human rights in a proper manner and it should be questioned as to who
are violating the human rights," the President said.
President Rajapaksa was addressing the Abhiman Matha felicitation
ceremony organized by the Ananda Maithree National School, Balangoda.
The President opened the newly built auditorium, library and the IT unit
at this event as well.
He observed that slavery while violating human rights is not a part
of Sri Lankan history. The kings of our history have done marvelous
creations such as Ruwanweli Maha Seya and Lowamahapaya. But they have
never used slavery.
"We are on the way to development after three decades of war. We
should pay more attention on the development of children along with the
country's development. We should never make them face the same problems
we are confroned with today. We should create an independent and
beautiful country for our next generation," the President stated.
Provincial Minister Bhanu Manupriya and Ananda Maithree College
Principal R. M. Yasaratne were also spoke. Public Administration and
Home Affairs Minister W. D. J. Senewiratne, Technology and Research
Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sabaragamu Province Governor W. J. M.
Lokubandara, Cheif Minister Maheepala Herath were also participated.