President Rajapaksa has emphatically stated that the motherland cannot be betrayed in the face of any force.
Speaking at the H.C. Nissanka Commemoration, the President pointed that the time has come for the nation to unite in building a prosperous country, which was a wish of past patriots. He noted that they have been vested with the task of enriching the livelihoods after freeing the country.
The President said that they are bound to carry forward the country to fulfill the programmes of the past leaders to alleviate poverty and steer the country towards development meeting the aspirations of the people.
The commemoration of Attorney H. Sri Nissanka, a member of Sri Lanka’s first Parliament and a founder member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party was held under the patronage of the President. The event was organized at the Yamuna Ashrama precincts in Kirulapone this afternoon. The President declared open the Sri Nissanka Museum. The Maya Mawatha was renamed after H. Sri Nissanka. Former Parliamentary Secretary General Sam Wijesinghe delivered the Sri Nissanka Memorial Oration. Members of the Maha Sangha, Parliamentarians including Minister Dinesh Gunawrdena and members of the Sri Nissanka family were present.