President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday requested the opposition parties not to misguide the school children and get them involved in politics.
Addressing the 61st anniversary celebrations of Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP) in Kegalle Urban Council grounds the President said that there is a conspiracy to misguide school children and they are being brought to the streets under the pretext that there is a problem affecting the parents.
The President noted that the Government will not allow any harm to come to children and will take appropriate action when necessary to prevent such occurrences.
Speaking on the country’s future the President said the Sri Lanka now was on the path of rapid economic and social development. He said the Government has been able to achieve equity in development. He said that the gap between cities and villages has reduced due to enhanced development and areas and people become closer due to improved roads.
“The Government’s policy in respect of all affairs will continue to be guided by the vital interests and well- being of the people. This will not yield to any other consideration,” he stressed.
While pointing out that people had to undergo difficulties due to neglect and delay of some development projects unnecessarily by previous regimes, the President asserted that the present Government will never hesitate to implement development projects which would benefit the people.
Speaking on the SLFP’s 61st anniversary the President noted that the positive influences the SLFP had on the country during its six decade journey were immeasurable. The party which is completing 61 years will continue to pursue the people friendly political policies whilst steering the motherland to greater prosperity in the future as well, he added.