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* Sri Lankan President calls to form a national movement to form a new government this year
Sun, Feb 17, 2019, 10:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today said that bringing forth a new national movement to form a new government and a new set of programs for the betterment of the country is the main responsibility of all those who love the country.

Participating as the chief guest at the 22nd Annual Conference of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna held in Colombo on Sunday (17), the President said this year is an election year, and a new government will be made.

"All should ask from their own conscience whether the new government will be serving an extremely powerful forces of the right or else a government should be made that identifies the problems of the country and loves the country for the betterment of the nation and its future," he said.

The President said that the ruling United National Party is not led by its leader today, so the need of the country is a new government that is friendly to the nation. He pointed out that without a wider people-oriented collective movement, the victory cannot be achieved.

The President added that the country must be freed from the huge debts and the economic prosperity should be established and the wishes of people should be realized.

The President further stated that there is an essential need that the nation should have a wider collaboration of people and in order to give birth for such a force the whole nation should come together.

The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna which played a major role in the battle towards accomplishing the wishes of the people, is a historical party, the President said and expressed gratitude for the services rendered in its long journey up to today.

Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thero, opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Dinesh Gunawardhana, and its members , leader of Lanka Sama Samaja party prof. Tissa Vitharana, the General Secretary of Sri Lanka Communist party DEW Gunasekara and party members, and party leaders and representatives, diplomats and other distinguished guests were present in the event.

 

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