“Sri Lanka as a Government which is committed to protect democracy, human rights and freedom of the people has won the trust of countries in the world, including the UN Human Rights commission and as a result of that the word, ‘electric chair’ which was spoken by the public, politicians and journalists for the last few years has been removed from their dictionaries”, stated President Maithripala Sirisena.
He made these remarks participating at the annual prize-giving ceremony of the Mayurapada Central College, yesterday (28).
The President recalled that the March 28 drew special attention of the politicians, journalists, scholars and intellectuals as this is the date on which the UNHCR announces its decisions and everyone was anxious about what were the decisions and what would be the allegations against our security forces.
The President further said that after a one year completion of this new government no one will even know that whether the UNHCR session was held or not. This is one of the victories given by the new government for the public which cannot be seen or touched, the President said.
The new Government is working confidently with the international community while protecting the dignity of the war heroes and the motherland, he said. Today, all the Sri Lankans have an opportunity to stand with moral values in the country where freedom, democracy and human rights ensured.
Upon his arrival, the President was accorded a warm welcome by the students of Mayurapada Central College.
President Sirisena declared open a computer lab under ‘E-Thilina’ initiative and the multipurpose sports ground at the school subsequent to the prize-giving ceremony.
The President presented awards and prizes to students who showed their outstanding performance in different fields.
He also presented certificates to three Cadet Officers.
Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara , Chairman of the North Western Provincial Council, Dharmasiri Dassanayake, Special Project Director of Wayamba Province, Shantha Bandara, Provincial Minister, Gunadasa Dehigama, Opposition Leader North Western Province, Prasanna Shamal Senanayake, the staff of the school including the Principal and others participated in this event.