President Maithripala Sirisena says his objective is to bring clean governance in a clean political movement.
He added that the people in the country today require clean political characters and clean political campaigning.
“Even if I will be or not be in the Presidency, I will not be away from my political objective for clean political movement”, he emphasized.
The President was speaking at the meeting of the Executive Council and the All Island Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held today (March 2) at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.
The President chaired this meeting as the President of the SLFP.
The President emphasized that the SLFP should be strengthened and taken forward as a clean political movement. “I have not been constraint by any agreement at anywhere, and I am honestly dedicated to take the SLFP policies and the philosophy forward.
“I always come forward to protect the independence and the unity of the country. I will not bring foreign judges to this country” he said. He stated that within 24 hours he reacted to the statement by the Human Rights Commissioner of the United Nations two weeks ago, regarding bringing of foreign judges to Sri Lanka to work on the human rights allegations. “I have informed him that I will never bring foreign judges to Sri Lanka”, he said.
The Government has fulfilled a huge amount of work for the betterment of the people, to ensure democracy and to create a just society, the President said. He added that more works have to be completed to fulfill the aspirations of the people. He also said that the SLFP should get the lead in creating clean politics to build this country, eliminating fraud, corruption and malpractices.
Lawyers’ associations, teachers’ associations, unions, graduates’ association and the members of all organizations affiliated to the SLFP joined this meeting.
General Secretary of the SLFP Duminda Dissanayake, General Secretary of the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Mahinda Amaraweera, former Prime Minister D. M. Jayarathne, Former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva and former minister Athavuda Senevirathne were among those who participated in this meeting.