President accomplished inconceivable task
It is President Mahinda Rajapaksa who wiped out terrorism which
dogged the country for three decades and re-united the country when
previous Presidents had failed to accomplish it, said Agricultural
Development and Agrarian Services Minister Maithripala Sirisena when he
addressed a seminar to educate the people on the Presidential Election
at the Bakamuna Mahaweli Grounds in Minneriya recently.
He said the President was able to accomplish this task because he
gave the proper leadership to the Security Forces craftily overcoming
pressure from Western powers and winning the confidence of our friendly
Today the environment has been created for the people of all
communities and religions to live in peace without fear or suspicion
thanks to President Rajapaksa and the blessings and support of a
grateful nation would enable him to emerge victorious at the forthcoming
election and steer the country towards economic development and
Minister Sirisena said since terrorism was no more the challenge
before us was to win the development war. The giant development schemes
in agriculture, power, ports and aviation sectors launched by the
Government concurrently with the humanitarian war were nearing
completion and these projects could be made a reality only if people
strengthened the hands of the President who has 40 years experience in
politics and administration by re-electing him.
He also reminded the people that it was Opposition leader Ranil
Wickremesinghe in his capacity as Prime Minister who committed the
greatest betrayal in the history of the country by handing over a
section of the country to terrorists through the Ceasefire Agreement.
Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma and Higher Education Minister
Prof. Viswa Warnapala also spoke.
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Felix Perera, Agrarian
Services Deputy Minister Siripala Gamlath, Lands Deputy Minister and
Minneriya SLFP Chief Organiser Chandrasiri Suriyarachchi were also