President Rajapaksa has extended his heartfelt wishes to all those who made a vital contribution in labour for the country’s forward march.
In a May Day message, the President said he is fortunate to extended his greetings to them at a time when the labour force of the entire world was commemorating May Day.
He recalled with pride of Sri Lanka’s higher recognition among the South Asian countries as a country which enforced the conventions of the International Labour Organization very successfully. He said that first and foremost he wished to extend his gratitude for the Sri Lankan labour community for contributing fruitfully to increase the country’s economic development growth rate to eight percent. With the defeat of terrorism they have accelerated the program to win the rights of the working class. Recalling with gratitude the immense support given by the labour force in routing terrorism, the President said the dedication and patience displayed by the labour community to defeat terrorism is an honour for the world labour community.
There are certain international conspiracies to give life back to terrorism which was vanquished. This is a take back of the victory the country achieved with enormous dedication and patience. The President was confident that the working crowd will stand united to preserve the victory of the country.