Shed political conflicts
Mar 15, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The time has come to shed political conflicts and the battle for ‘Manape’ and make a united effort to rebuild the country, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he addressed people who gathered at the Kasagala Raja Maha Vihare during a visit to the temple on Sunday morning. New Sri Lanka
The President said certain people were trying to rouse communal, religious and caste differences and passions under the guise of the general election and the people should rally round to defeat such lowly objectives.
The President said “You are well aware that we made a bold effort to reunite the country which was divided after liberating the North and East from LTTE terrorists. Unlike during past regimes and eras we not only conducted a humanitarian war in a proper manner but also took steps to develop the country.
“Gone were the days when the war effort was made a lame excuse to hide the government’s incapacity to build a road or culvert when people requested it.”