President to steer country towards righteous society
President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared that in the same way he
fulfilled his duty by the Motherland by eradicating terrorism from its
soil he would also take upon the duty of steering the country towards a
The President made this observation at the opening of the Sithulpawwa
Poson celebrations on Saturday. President Rajapaksa noted that the
Sithulpawwa Rajamahaviharaya was a centre that was very close to the
Buddhists of the country and that in the future, he would make it a
focus of worship for those belonging to other faiths as well.
He said his Government has already taken the responsibility of
creating a generation who would offer due respect to the Maha Sangha as
well as other religions.
The President noting that he had to contend with various hostile
forces during the liberation of the country and added that he derived
strength from the people and the Maha Sangha to overcome these