President Rajapaksa has re-emphasized that he is prepared to steer the country towards the goals after solving the problems of the people.
In an interview with The Hindu Newspaper in India, the President said that the solutions foudnfor the Northern polity, should be acceptable to the entire population including all political parties. The Provincial Council election for the North is being planned to be held next year. The resettlement of the people displaced by terrorism has entered the final phase. The people are with the Government. A programme has been launched to make Sri Lanka a hub for the development of knowledge, energy, commerce, naval transportation, and aviation. He opined that the important message that can be given is that the world should understand the position of the Government.