President emphasized that he will not allow bringing any foreign
forces into the country under any condition
[June 02 2019]
President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will
not take any step to bring foreign forces into the country at any moment
under any circumstance until he hold the office of President and further
said that he will not allow any room in this regard.
The President emphasized this addressing a ceremony
held in Polonnaruwa, today (01).
The President recalled regarding a report published on
a newspaper about a request made by the Mahanayaka Theras not to bring
foreign forces into the country and if that occurred they would oppose
to that act and said that the government has not agreed with anybody to
bring any foreign troops to this country.
'The government has taken many steps to eliminate
poverty from the country while uplifting the economic status of the low
income families, and the government has decided to increase the number
of Samurdhi beneficiaries to 2million from 1.4 million' President
The President pointed out the importance of standing
up using their own strengthen rather than always being a beneficiary,
and the President further said that the government has implemented many
programmes to provide assistance in this regard.
The President also pointed out many reasons which
cause for the increase of poverty in the country and said that the acts
of stealing by some politicians and public servants as well as receiving
huge lost by state institutions due to the serious frauds and
corruptions occurring at those institutions which provide profits for
the government, and the increase of country's debt due to these
activities are among the main reasons to poverty increase of the
country. The President said that although we have gained liberation as a
nation, we have not been able to achieve the economic freedom due to
this fraud and corruption which is taking place from top level to bottom
level of the government.
The President also expressed his regret over the
fabricated propaganda by some persons using the media misleading the
public. He further said that there was a confusion situation occurred in
the country due to these false propaganda carried out by some narrow
minded people and the President also said that in this context, the
media also has a responsibility in this regard.
President Sirisena further said that he has won the
international community on behalf of the motherland, and the assistance
of all the world leaders have received by him and said that the Indian
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sworn in as the Prime Minister for the
second time, will visit Sri Lanka on an invitation extended by him,
while commending Sri Lanka for being able to establish a peaceful
environment in the country within a short span of time following the
Minister Daya Gamage, State Minister Wasantha
Senanayake and many others participated on this occasion.
Courtesy : pmdnews.lk