Will of the people for President to serve more :
Towards political stability, economic growth
The 18th Amendment to the Constitution is a brilliant move for
political stability. Even in Singapore, there were criticisms by
disgruntled politicians about Lee. But time has proved that it was
effective having the same Leader over a period of time. President
Mahinda Rajapaksa is the only leader in Sri Lanka at this moment who
could direct the Nation towards economic prosperity and development.
Through the experience he gained through many political tidal waves
and his survival to become the Leader of the Nation, President Mahinda
Rajapaksa knows not fear. He has no doubts.
He thinks very hard before he makes decisions, once made he will
justify his cause with his skills of advocacy which has won over his
Never in the political history of any country has so many Opposition
members joined and supported the President whom they once opposed.
“There go my people, I must follow them, for I am their Leader” were
the words of Mahatma Gandhi practised to the very syllable by President
That is the secret of his success. Amidst the turbulent waves of
politics and the intricacies of conspiracies by vested interests
President Mahinda Rajapaksa was re-elected as the President of the
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka for a second term. The Victor
is President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The victory was inevitable due to the patriotic deeds of the
President and the victorious are the Nation as a whole.
Saviour of the nation
Thousands of men, women and children driven from their lands have
returned home. The demands of an outraged community have been met. We
have achieved a victory for a safer world, for our democratic values and
for a stronger Sri Lanka.
We fought and liberated the people held in hostage, what we achieved
and what we have to do now to advance the peace and together with the
people, forge a future of freedom, progress and harmony. This can be
done only under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The terrorists were the cause for men of all ages separated from
their loved ones killed and forced to join the terrorists, children made
to watch their parents die; a whole people forced to abandon in hours
communities their families had spent generations building.
Liberation of a Nation
When our diplomatic efforts to avert this horror with the LTTE were
rebuffed, and the violence mounted, the President took affirmative
action. Now the people are free, the roads that were closed for years
have opened, the people have been liberated.
The schools have been re-opened, they have freedom to shape their
destiny. No more nights of hiding in bunker cellars, wondering if the
next day will bring death or deliverance.
Now, all communities must join hands in unity and assist President
Mahinda Rajapaksa to continue the development work.
Finally, we have averted the wider war this conflict might well have
sparked. Now, we’re entering a new phase - building that peace - and
there are formidable challenges, the foremost among them is the
stability of leadership and the Government.
We must build and develop our country. For that to happen, the
European Union must plan for tomorrow, not just today.
Our friends the United States, China, India and the United Kingdom
must assist us in our endeavour. They must provide most of the resources
for this effort, but it is in Sri Lanka’s interest to do our part as
We must pave a path to a prosperous shared future, a unifying magnet
more powerful than the pull of hatred and destruction that has
threatened to tear us apart.
Tolerance and freedom
President Mahinda Rajapaksa represents tolerance and freedom, not
repression and terror. As such every individual or group which
transgresses these ideals should be dealt with by the Laws of the land.
President and The Nation
We have sent a message of determination and hope to the entire world.
Think of all the millions of innocent people who died in this bloody
century because democracies reacted too late to evil and aggression.
Because of our resolve, the past is gone not with helpless indignation,
but with a hopeful affirmation of human dignity and human rights for the
In a world too divided by fear among people of different racial,
ethnic and religious groups, we have given confidence to the friends of
freedom and pause to those who would exploit human difference for
Sri Lanka still faces great challenges in this world, but we look
forward to meeting them.
We can successfully maintain the territorial integrity of Sri Lanka
now that we have re-elected President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
We must stand united as Patriots of Sri Lanka to support and defend
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and support the 18th Amendment to the
The writer is the author of Selected Essays of President Mahinda
Rajapaksa. The Dawn of Sri Lanka: The Miracle of Asia. Selected Essays
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