Today is the 65th birthday of the distinguished Leader who ushered in freedom for the nation.
Mahinda Rajapaksa was born in Ruhunu Giruwapattuwa in 1945 on a day such as today. He has won the admiration of the masses today as the greatest leader to have achieved power following independence. He entered politics in 1970 as the youngest Parliamentarian. On 18th November 2005 he assumed duties as the Executive President of the country as a senior leader with more than four decades of experience. During his first term of office he achieved many victories for the country. He has entered history as the leader who unified the country after eliminating the LTTE terrorism that prevailed for nearly 30 years.
The Programme of the President who has pledged to steer the country to become the marvel of Asia has set an example to the entire world. He is playing a significant role with regard to the future by launching massive projects of highways, harbours, power plants and irrigation.
Tomorrow he is due to take oaths for his second term. Various religious functions are being held throughout the country to invoke blessings on the President on the occasion of his assumption office and birthday. Prime News wishes the President who brought dignity to the country a Very Happy Birthday.