President Rajapaksa has requested Sri Lankans living abroad to bring their children to the motherland and make them aware of the freedom, nobility and culture.
The President pointed out the importance of providing a good understanding of cultural and moral values to the children who live abroad. The 2010 mandate is to develop the country. To achieve this he needs the assistance of all Sri Lankan expatriates. He further said that country is now a peaceful for all Sri Lankans irrespective of their ethnicity, religion or caste
The President was addressing Sri Lankans at the Houston Buddhist Vihare in the United States. After participating in the UN General Assembly sessions, the President and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa toured Houston. After paying obeisance at the Vihare, they received the blessings of the Chief Incumbent at the temple. Speaking further, the President opined that a peaceful environment now prevails within Sri Lanka for children. The Government is dedicated to building a young generation which loves the culture. He pointed out that the country which has been liberated from terrorism will also be freed from alcohol.
George Willy, a South Asian community leader in Houston noted that when history was being pursued in the future, President Rajapaksa would be described as a great people’s leader and King Dutugemunu of the 21st Century. The President succeeded in destroying LTTE terrorists who were assumed to be indomitable. Mr. Willy recalled that in the past, King Dutugemunu built a monument on behalf of King Elara and paid tribute. Similarly, the building of a country in which the Tamils could live in peace and unity will become a better monument.