Many have betrayed the country in the past. President Ranasinghe Premadasa supplied weapons to the LTTE. Opposition leader Ranil Wikremesinghe’s UNP regime too played into the hands of the LTTE terrorists, because these leaders did not show any concern for public well-being, External Affairs Ministry Monitoring MP Sajin Vas Gunawardena said.
He requested the public to vote for President Mahinda Rajapaksa who introduced homegrown solutions in the country, and not to waste their votes on traitors.
“It is the public that have to decide whether to prolong the freedom that we are enjoying now or to get ensnared in the cruel grip of the LTTE,” Gunawardena said.
The MP addressing members of the Southern Province School Children’s Transport Association, said President Rajapaksa’s leadership in defeating the 30 year war ushered in a new era to Sri Lanka.
“He created a war free nation. Soon after the defeat of the LTTE, he created an environment for all communities to live as equals in this free country. All communities assisted and supported the President to make this effort a success. The President embarked on an ambitious program to ensure democracy throughout the country, bringing a new political vision that seeks both development and reconciliation to build a new Sri Lankan nation,” Gunawardena said.
He said the people trusted the President, who defeated the LTTE, eradicated terrorism and restored peace.
“The end of the war is a significant moment in the history of Sri Lanka. Terrorism had been the major cause that prevented Sri Lanka from achieving its development goals. With the end of the military effort, the attention of the government was focused almost exclusively on reaping the economic benefits of peace.
The Government created a safe and secure country for all to live freely without intimidation. Accordingly, the people in the North and East are resettled within a peaceful and a developing environment. The people have confidence in President Rajapaksa as he was able to bring the country under a single flag,” he added.