Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has extended greetings on the 65th birthday of the most distinguished Leader who has assumed power after the independence.
In his message the Prime Minister points out that liberating the population of twenty million from an ill-fated thirty-year long war alone, would be sufficient to demonstrate the unshaken leadership of him. He said that the commitment he displayed by identifying pioneer development projects and securing necessary funds to implement them while the war was at its high was so great towards assuring a tomorrow for the people and a prosperous future for the country.
The Prime Minister said that the President has made a great commitment to steer the country towards development and to create a safe future for the people. He has further said that it is not a debatable fact to call him the ‘Father of Principle’, not only of the younger generation but also of the elder generation as well.