President requests all citizens not to be trapped by efforts by
interested parties to create unrest in the country
[May 13 2019]
President requests all to engage
in their daily activities as usual without getting deceived by the false
and misleading statements by the interested groups. He pointed out that
the present security situation of the country is in satisfactory level.
The President made these remarks participating in a
meeting with the political leaders, public servants, and security
officers in Galle, held at the "Dakshina Paya", in Galle, today (12).
This series of events have been organized at
provincial and district levels to apprise them regarding the steps that
have been taken to ensure the national security as well as to explain
the officials and public representatives regarding the assistance that
they can provide to the Security Forces.
The Eastern Province and Central Province meetings
were held under the patronage of the President.
Ministers and MPs, Local Government representatives
and Government Officials participated in today's meeting representing
different political parties.
During this meeting, their ideas and suggestions were
presented regarding the security process.
President Sirisena, addressing the Galle District
meeting, said that certain groups are engaged in an attempt to show that
the country was insecure. Therefore, it is an occasion that people
should act intelligently as well as with a proper understanding, he
The President pointed out about an effort launched to
create disharmony among Sinhala and Muslim communities. The President
also highlighted the importance of implementing a proper process with
the coordination of the all religious leaders, regional political
representatives and the public servants to apprise the public not to
deceive by false and misleading statements and to conduct their routine
activities as usual.
Ministers Vajira Abeywardena, Gayantha Karunatilake,
Parliamentarians Mahinda Amaraweera, Chandima Weerakkody, Nishantha
Muthuhettigamage, Governor of the Southern Province, Rajitha Keerthi
Tennakoon, the Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal De Silva, people's
representatives, district secretaries, public servants, Defence
Secretary, Gen Shantha Kottegoda, Acting IGP C.D. Wickramarathne and
security heads participated on this occasion.
Meanwhile, the President met with the political
representatives of the Kalutara district, public servants and security
forces officials at the auditorium of the Kalutara District Secretariat.
Minister Rajitha Senarathne, Parliamentarians Kumara
Welgama,Mahinda Amaraweera, Jayantha Samaraweera and others participated
on this occasion.