Let's build a great nation
You are well aware that you now stand on our
Motherland that is much greater than what was handed over to me five
years ago. There can be no greater satisfaction to a leader than the
humble joy of being able to address one's people after building a
much better country than before and successfully carrying out the
responsibility handed over to me by the citizens of this country.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa statesman, diplomat
President Mahinda Rajapaksa pursues a pragmatic
foreign policy, committed to the principles of Non-Alignment and
maintaining friendly relations with all nations. He is a strong
supporter of the principles and objectives of the United Nations in
its determination to promote peace and development. He is also a
seeker of international cooperation in the fight against terrorism
both in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.