It is the political thirst of the young generation as well as the public of this country, is to see an honest, energetic and a clean political movement. The President also emphasized that he will not hesitate to take action against those who are charged with frauds, corruption and misuse of State funds and resources, irrespective of their political affiliations.
Remarks were made by the President addressing the National Youth Convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo, yesterday (02).
Over 12,000 youth from all corners of the country participated at the National Youth Convention, which was organized by the Party’s Youth Front, after a lapse of 13 years, the Youth Convention held under the theme of “Strength for the solution”. It is significant that this time the Youth participated in this Convention with solutions and proposals for their issues.
Addressing the gathering, President further said that this Convention with the strengthen of the youth symbolize that SLFP has come forward again for a honest,clean political movement.
He further said that he accepted the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chairmanship not to crown any of his family members, but to lay the foundation in ushering a prosperous future for the country.
The President questioned as to why he is being obstructed by certain persons to taking the party forward, after he was offered the SLFP Chairmanship.
President Sirisena further added that today SLFP is open for people at all levels. The President invited youths to come forward by providing their leadership and contribution at the future Local Government election. He added that he believes the Local Government elections can be held in this year.
The young persons appreciated the President for preparing them to win the future.
During the National Youth Convention the report of the SLFP Youth Front and the first copies of the ‘’Visaduma’’ book and ‘’Nidahas’’ newspaper were presented to the President.
The President also launched the website of the SLFP Youth Front.
The Souvenir issued to mark the National Youth Convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party was also presented to the President during the event.
The Maha Sangha including the other religious leaders around the country, General secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Minister Duminda Dissanayake, UPFA General Secretary, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Senior Ministers and MPs of the Party including Senior Vice President of Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the former Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Youth Front Chairman, former Deputy Minister Shantha Bandara, Secretary Eric Weerawardena and a large number of young people present at the event.