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* Sri Lankan President vows to take stern action against wrongdoers irrespective of status
Tue, Jan 14, 2014, 10:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 14, Kegalle: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today vowed to take stern legal action against all perpetrators of wrong doing irrespective of their status and to build a virtuous society for future generations.

He added that the government is dedicated to consolidate the goodwill of the public while protecting the peace and discipline of the island.

Participating in a ceremony today to inaugurate a replica of the Sri Pada built in the Maniyamgama Rajamaha Viharaya in Kegalle, the President said the government will take stern actions against people who are engaged in corruption and crimes disregard of their political involvement.

He added that the country never in history has achieved so much development as in the past few years and some groups try to disrupt that massive development process by spreading false information and claiming the government is corrupt.

This is the first time a president has come to the Maniyamgama village and the President's arrival at the ancient Maniyamgama Temple premises brought a large crowed wanting to see the President.

The ancient temple is said to have built during the reign of King Walagamba of the early Anuradhapura period in the 1st century BC and restored by King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 - 1781 AD ) of Kandy

Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Deputy Minister H. R. Mithrapala, and President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath were also present at the occasion.

(Photos by Nalin Hewapathirana)

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