President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the people should be ready to respond to international forces conspiring against the country. He warned that certain elements in the country were trying to create a fear psychosis in the minds of the people in the run up to the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva with the ulterior motive of taking the people to the streets.
He pointed out that a resolution was moved against the country in Geneva last year too.
Addressing a rally after opening the Kottikawatta - Mulleriyawa Water Supply Scheme yesterday (Feb. 27), President Rajapaksa expressed confidence that the people of Sri Lanka will never betray the country.
The President added that some elements say that the country lacked democracy when burning problems were solved by the government. He said democracy is well rooted in the country. "We hold elections frequently. The recent Northern Provincial Council election was won by the Tamil National Alliance and not the ruling party," he said.
The water supply project will benefit over 150,000 families in the area. The project was funded by Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
President Rajapaksa said the government has been asked to show cause for bringing peace to the country by ending the three decades-long terrorism. "Whether we respond or not, they will do whatever they want," he said.