Motherland will be completely freed from clutches of terrorism even
at the cost of sacrificing life - President emphasizes at the May Day
[May 01 2019]
Maithripala Sirisena says the
great sorrow emerged in the
hearts of all Sri Lankans due to
the April 21 tragedy should turn
into a strength to eliminate
terrorism from the country.
The President also emphasized that as a nation all
must unite under a one flag with a firm determination and courage to
establish peace in the country, while eliminating terrorism with the
heartbreaking memories faced by all on that date.
President Sirisena made these remarks addressing the
May Day celebrations held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in
Colombo, today (01).
This May Day celebration was organized by the Sri
Lanka Freedom Party Trade Union Federation and members of the party,
including senior leaders of the party participated on this occasion.
Also, left-wing party leaders, including Vasudeva
Nanayakkara, leader of the Nawa Sama Samaja Party, Dinesh Gunawardena,
leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, Prof Tissa Vitharana, leader of
the Lanka Sama Samaja Party, Leslie Devendra, General Secretary, Sri
Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya, leaders of trade unions and
representatives participated on this occasion.
During this event, the President emphasized that he
will fulfill the task of eliminating terrorism from the country, even if
he has to put his life at risk for the betterment of the country and its
President Sirisena said that the safety of every Sri
Lankan has already been established. In addition, he said that our
security forces have implemented island wide security measures. Foreign
expertise was also used for these programs.
The President further stated that steps are being
taken to prevent this type of tragedy and to take appropriate action in
future. And also, he said that he received the interim report of the
committee appointed by him two weeks ago. Then, President said that he
is going to discuss that matter with the Attorney General tomorrow and
take immediate necessary action.
The President also said that all working citizens in
this country, members of trade unions and all other people in the
country should unite with the task of building a peaceful country and
consolidating the national security.
Senior Deputy President of the Sri Lanka Freedom
Party, Former Minister Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva and General Secretary
of the SLFP, Member of Parliament Mr. Dayasiri Jayasekara, United People
Freedom Alliance General Secretary Member of Parliament Mr. Mahinda
Amaraweera and National Organizer of the SLFP Mr. Duminda Disanayake and
senior members of the Party also participated in this event.