Govt. will provide optimum benefits for people - President
Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa reiterates that his Government
is fully committed to reap the optimum benefits for the country and its
“The Government is the strongest ever in Parliament in the country’s
history,” the President said.
“We hold the great responsibility of implementing the franchise of
the people. We will implement them in sequence. We have succeeded in
building-up a strong Parliament and a strong government, after a long
time”, the President said.
President Rajapaksa made these observations at the meeting he had
with the SLFP party organisers, at Temple Trees on Tuesday.
The present political situation in the country, an exchange of views
on the proposals forwarded by the SLFP recently, May Day affairs and the
government development programmes had also been taken up for discussion
at the meeting.
President Rajapaksa said that the whole Eastern part of the country
was brought under the control of the government for the first time since
1977 with the minimum loss of life to the civilian polity and the Armed
Forces. This was a great achievement on the part of the valiant Security
He further said that his Government was providing the essential
requirements and the necessary infrastructural facilities for the people
who were freed from the clutches of LTTE terrorism. The provision of
electricity, health services, roads, and housing was now nearing
An environment in which the people of the North and East could engage
in their normal livelihoods was being created. In this scenario, the
President asked why the Opposition was engaged in a mud-slinging
exercise with baseless allegations, only to discredit the Government and
gain political mileage.
“This will not be of any benefit to the people. However, instead of
replying to these unfounded allegations, we will be committed to fulfill
our obligations to the people”, he added.