- President calls on public to facilitate implementation of election manifesto
- Says 2020 can be the Year of Prosperity, manifesto blueprint to build new country
- New Government outcome of people who love their country
- State institutes should function in an efficient and transparent manner for the benefit of the public
- Warns will not allow any force to obstruct realisation of peoples’ expectations
- All govt. services will be simplified
- Stern action against fraud and corruption
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday encouraged the public to direct the enthusiasm and optimism felt at the start of a new year towards creating a more prosperous Sri Lanka, as outlined in his election manifesto.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
The full statement released by the Presidential Secretariat is given below.
I am of the view that the New Year dawns at a time when the entire Sri Lankan nation is beaming with hopes for a new era in economic, political, social, cultural and technological spheres of life in their motherland. Hence, the new Government welcomes the New Year with determination and commitment to make it the “Year of Prosperity.”
As a country with our own vision, we can be proud of many great achievements in the past. We as a Government step into the New Year with utmost commitment to ensure prosperity by awakening our identities and skills and by interfacing them with modernity. The country is in need of a strong and vibrant economy which gives priority to nationalistic aspirations. Such an economy will further cement our resolution for independence.
I am also aware that a well-protected nation with a disciplined society is the foremost expectation of the people. It is in such a society that soaring aspirations of the present and future generations will become a reality. We as adults should go hand in hand in unison to reach those objectives during the New Year.
The new Government is the outcome of the unity of the people who love their country. We will not allow any force to obstruct the realisation of peoples’ expectations. The sole aim is to create a conducive environment where all can live harmoniously in peace.
It is my fervent belief and hope that the freshness formed in the hearts and minds of the people with the advent of New Year will facilitate the implementation of the “Saubagye Dekma” – the blueprint to build a whole new country.
I wish all our citizens and our beloved children a very happy year that will usher in a bountiful future.