President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he was committed to creating a safer country for the children while continuing the program implemented to uplift the living standards of the public.
The President said he would ensure that the country’s children would not inherit the violence, instability and fear which gripped the nation in the past and urged the people to support this endeavor.
President Rajapaksa was addressing a public gathering at Grandpass junction in Colombo, held in support of the upcoming Presidential polls.
He also reiterated that he would not allow outside forces to reverse the country’s hard earned victories, gained while overcoming unprecedented challenges.
The President said certain local and foreign elements with vested interests, unwilling to accept the country’s unprecedented development, peace and stability, are attempting to halt the progress by engaging in anti-Sri Lankan activities.
Due to foreign interference, the President pointed out that some countries in the Asian and Middle East region were today in turmoil.
While noting that Sri Lanka too was being targeted by such elements, he said it was the responsibility of all who love their motherland, not to allow such forces to destabilize the country again.