President Maithreepala Sirisena says he is dedicated to build a prosperous and peaceful country while fulfilling pledges given to the general public at the presidential election.
The government elected by the public will always seek the advice and the blessings from the Maha Sangha to fulfill the obligations and responsibilities it has to the people, the President said.
Addressing a religious ceremony held at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Temple Saturday (17) to bless the new government and the new leaders as well as the members, the President said the government's hope is to build a prosperous country with a strong economy.
He said the country will be developed with the national and religious reconciliation.
"The people have understood the need of a national government established with all parties. Now it has become a reality," the President said.
He noted that the people have entrusted the responsibilities of the country to him and assured those responsibilities will be fulfilled correctly under the guidance and advice of the Maha Sanga.
President Sirisena said he will take every action for the betterment for the people and the Buddha Sasana.
The President of the Dayaka Sabha of the Temple, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said measures will be taken to govern the country in a righteous manner.
The Anunayake of the Malwathu chapter Venerable Divul Kumbure Vimala Damma Anunayake Thero making an Anusasana speaking at the occasion said no room will be left for anyone to sabotage the government's efforts taken with unity and brotherhood to eradicate the poverty in the country. The Thero has blessed the new government for the efforts to develop the country.