The people of Wattala and Kelaniya led by Minister Mervyn Silva signed a petition with blood pledging to sacrifice their lives to rout forces rising against the country.
The Minister said that the President succeeded in ending the 30year old war which was not possible for any other leader to succeed. He did so through a reasonable effort through the security forces and the police. As such he said they are prepared to rise against any force.
The Minister expressed these views after placing his signature with blood pledging to protect the motherland and the President from alien forces who are against the country. The people of Kelaniya and Wattala followed the Minister by placing their signature with blood. Members of the Maha Sangha including the Ven. Prof. Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thera and the Ven.Kollupitiye Mahnida Sangarakkitha Thera also placed their signatures. A Bodhi Pooja Pinkam was held at the Raja Maha Vihare in Kelaniya to invoke blessings on the President and the entire nation.