‘We will not allow barbaric terrorists to divide the Sri Lankan
nation’ – President emphasized in the East
[May 09 2019]
the new national security programme, all citizens have been guaranteed
the right to live in a society free of fear and suspicion.
Discuss with Islamic religious leaders and solve the
problems of the Muslims
Pointing out that terrorism has not won anywhere in
the world, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the brutality
of the extremist terrorism should not be allowed to divide the nation of
President Sirisena made this observation when he met
with the Eastern Province State Officials and the Muslim youths of the
province in a tour of the Sainthamaruthu area in Kalmunai today (08th)
The President emphasized that the incident on April
21st is not a problem in Sri Lanka, but a global terrorism connected
with it. President Sirisena said that our security forces are
maneuvering operations towards the successful conclusion to eradicate
terrorism. He said the international powers are against this
international terrorist group and extend support to our efforts to
eradicate this menace.
The President requested the people not to contribute
to the terrorist activities and be unite to strengthen national unity
and reconciliation. He also said that everyone should dedicate
themselves to strengthening national unity and reconciliation.
The President visited Sainthamaruthu this (08th)
morning and joined the Eastern Provincial State Officials at Kalmunai.
People’s Representatives, Government Officials and the
Security Forces officials were also present at the meeting. At the
meeting, the President said that the country’s national security
activities are now being implemented with a new outline and plan, with a
clear reform program implemented by the Security Forces. He further said
that the programme ensured the right of all citizens to live in a free
society without fear or suspicion.
The President said that when the security forces
successfully defeated terrorism, the public officials should take
measures to end the fear of the people and to restore trust and
understanding among the people.
The President thanked the Security Forces and
Government Officials for their commitment to the motherland when
carrying out security operations after the unfortunate incidents on
April 21st. He also appreciated the humanitarian operation carried out
by the Security Forces in close collaboration with the Muslim community.
Governor of Eastern Province M.L.A.M. Hezbollah said
that our security forces are working very closely with the Muslim
community and are implementing the programme to protect the people and
protect the national security. He also said that no allegation has been
leveled by the Muslim community regarding the activities of the security
President of Sainthamaruthu Jumma Mosque Y.M.M.
Hinapaha presented a special memento to the President.
Thereafter, the President Sirisena joined the meeting with Muslim youths
in the area.
The President said that the brutal terrorism would not
deter the progress of the motherland and he would fulfill the
responsibility of destroying this brutal terrorism. He also said that he
is carrying out the duty not to embarrass any people in the country.
The President told the youth to take responsibility
for Sri Lankan Motherland by not allowing terrorism to be tolerated. He
also said that solutions will be provided for the problems of the Muslim
community based on the advice and guidance of the Islamic religious
The President, who cordially talked with the youth,
also listened attentively to their requests.
Speaking about the University of Batticaloa set up
under the patronage of Mr. Hisbulla, the President said that it is
expected to continue as a private university under the rules and
regulations of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher
Education and, there is a clear decision regarding the curriculum
maintained by the university.
The President also noted that a separate Pradeshiya
Sabha meeting has been convened in the village of Saindamardu and
discussed the issue with the relevant authorities.
Following the incident, the President visited the site
of the bomb blast in Saindamardu area on April 26th and inspected the
Minister Mr. Daya Gamage, Member of Parliament Mr.
Angajan Ramanadhan and provincial public representatives, Defence
Secretary, General Shantha Kottegoda, Army Commander Lieutenant General
Mahesh Senanayake, Actg.IGP C.D. Wickramarathne, Eastern Commander,
Major General Aruna Jayasekara, Heads of Security Forces, Eastern
Provincial Council Heads and Government Officials were also present at