President Maithripala Sirisena said that the journey of taking the country forward with a clean political movement will commence on 10th February, while keeping the faith on the people.
The President made these remarks addressing a public rally held in Maharagama yesterday (06).
President Sirisena further said that the fortress built to protect the corrupted politicians by creating new political parties will be destroyed by the people who love the Motherland on this 10th February.
‘Not the robbers, but the clean politicians should give the leadership to build this country as a prosperous nation in the future,’ the President said that adding only the SLFP can become the leading force of such people centric movement.
The President recalled a statement made by the former President to a TV channel claiming that he used the executive powers to acquire the SLFP Chairmanship, said that the former President invited him to the then Speaker’s residence and following the discussions in front of the SLFP MPs handed over the SLFP Chairmanship to him by the former President himself. ‘Therefore, I regret he is making such statements now,’ the President said.
The President also emphasized that he will take forward the programmes to build the country in a free and democratic society with a clean political movement which is free of fraud and corruption while rejecting all allegations and criticisms leveled by opponent politicians.
This rally was organized to ensure the victory of the candidates of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) contesting for the Maharagama Municipal Council.
Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Faiszer Musthapha, State Ministers Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, A. H. M. Fowzie, Chief Minister of the Western Province, Isura Devapriya, Provincial Ministers Gamini Thilakasiri, Hector Bethmage, H. M. Buddhadasa, Chandana Kathriarachchi, Chandrika Zoysa, and other UPFA candidates for Maharagama Municipal Council were present at this event.