President Rajapaksa says the country has been completely removed out
of any danger of a division
(By: Walter Jayawardhana)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa categorically stated that
Sri Lanka has been completely removed out of any danger of a division.
He also assured, "We will not allow any forces
to raise their heads to divide this nation," addressing a nurse's
celebration of International Nurses Day that falls on the birth
anniversary of Florence Nightingale (May 11), the founder of modern
The President of the State Services Nurses Union,
Venerable Muruttetuwe Ananda Thero donated 2.5 million Rupees collected
by the nurses for the welfare of the soldiers.
President Rajapaksa further addressing the nurses said
the fate of Sri Lanka seems to be extremely good as shown by the tons
and tons of LTTE weapons now being taken out by the country's security
forces from their hidden places in the Wanni jungles.
If they had been put into use, the country would have
had a terrible devastation, he said.
He added everybody should look after the welfare of
the heroic soldiers fighting in the most dedicated fashion.
"You must look after them like you would do to your
own sons and daughters. Sometimes they do not have time to change their
uniforms for days. They barely have a wink of sleep after an exhaustive
day under a tree," the President said.
President Rajapaksa said if all government servants
serve in the same dedication like the soldiers the improvement of the
country would become a simpler task.
Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing nurses at Temple Trees
yesterday (May 11) at an event organized by the Public
Services United Nurses Union to mark International Nurses
Day. Picture by Sudath Silva.