While emphasizing that he has not signed any secret pact either with Tamil National Alliance or Muslim political parties as claimed by certain sections, President Maithripala Sirisena said that the only agreement he signed was with the people of this country.
President pointed out the importance of building unity, peace and brotherhood among all the communities in the country and said he will ensure the right of every citizen to live with equal rights.
President made these comments during the District Committee meeting held in Trincomalee yesterday.
During the meeting President further said that we should make efforts to make the new era created with the blessing of every single community a true one. Everyone should be committed to achieve this, he added.
Political positions should not be confined to enjoy the luxuries but to serve the people, President reiterated. Our political culture became a corrupted one not because our politicians did not realized this.
Various issues including health, education and agriculture were discussed during the meeting.
Eastern Province contributes 17% to the national milk production and measures should be taken to increase the productivity, President said while pointing out the necessity of implementing short and long terms measures towards this.
Steps to be taken in order to alleviate poverty in the Northern Province and further develop the area were discussed in detail during this meeting.
Minister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs D. M. Swaminatha, TNA MP R. Sambanthan, Governor of the Eastern Province Mr. Austin Fernando, Chief Minister Z.A. Nazeer Ahamed, political party representatives and public officials attended the meeting.