President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday called on all the Sri Lankans to get together to create a moral and disciplined society.
Addressing a campaign rally in Nawalapitiya on Sunday, the President said he wants a community that is moral and will help him achieve his vision of a strong and developed future for the people of this country.
In 2005 when I took over as the President of the country the people wanted one thing, to end the war. We were able to deliver on that promise. Now developments are underway mainly infrastructure," the President said.
The President said that the country cannot be developed by thinking only about politics. Roads, schools and hospitals have been modernized. Infrastructure has been developed and 98 percent of the households have been given electricity.
He promised to supply everyone in the country with electricity before the 31st and also establish the facilities needed for the Government Ministers to smoothly run their operations.
Promising to develop the infrastructure in the least developed plantation country, the President said in the future people should be able to travel from Nawalapitiya to Colombo within one hour and 15minutes.
Speaking further the President said he was able to provide 70 percent of the population with pipe-borne water and plans are underway to provide 100 percent.
"The City of Colombo has gone through a significant facelift and the tourism is being improved throughout the country as the country itself is changing," he said.
The President said that he wanted to see a society which moves forward with the times and children who can compete in the global arena.