President Rajapaksa has said that he had to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of the country. Addressing National Convention of the Samurdhi Development and Agricultural Research Production Assistants, he said it was not an issue for him.
The President pointed out that there was a war and people were living in fear. He succeeded in eliminating this fear psychosisr and usher in freedom for the people. But he does not enjoy freedom as the people may have witnessed. He has fulfilled his duties and responsibilities and therefore he is content. He stressed that benefits should be derived from this freedom. The most vulnerable in the society have to be uplifted. As such, the budget dealt with all sectors since the country should be steered towards an organized programme.