Sept 24, New York: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has gained fruitful results for its commitment in the last two and a half years to achieve prosperity and reconciliation for the country.
Speaking at a meeting held with the expatriate Sri Lankan community in New York on Saturday (23), the President said that over the past two and a half years, the government has worked with commitment to eliminate the poverty from the country and to face the challenges at the international level regarding the alleged human rights violations during the war period, as well as to liberate the country from huge debt burden and for the building of the reconciliation.
The President recalling that as a result of former government's failure to fulfill the responsibilities of the post-conflict era, the present government has to face many difficulties. However, the Government is moving forward step by step while accomplishing the expectation of the people who kept trust on him electing as the President of the country on January 08, 2015.
Today some social media sites are propagating false information among the expatriates Sri Lankans, the President said that adding his prime ambition is to build Sri Lanka as one of the great nations in the world.
The President asserted that the present Government will fulfill its responsibilities to build a country where all the Sri Lankans live happily while ensuring the democracy and freedom and eliminating the mistrust among all the communities.
The President also visited the Buddhist Temple in Queens, New York before participating in the meeting with the expatriate Sri Lankans. The President also presented a felicitation scroll to the Chief Incumbent of the Buddhist Temple in Queens Most. Ven. Kurunegoda Piyatissa Nayaka Thero, in recognition of his social and religious services to the society.
The Maha Sangha, including the Hindu, Christian and Islamic religious leaders and the Sri Lankan community in the U.S. participated in the occasion.