People will defeat secret pacts - President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said he had no doubt that
secret pacts, which were threatening to divide the country once again,
would be defeated by the people's power on January 26.
Addressing a UPFA sponsored election rally in Ratmalana in support of
President Rajapaksa, he told the gathering to vote wisely at the
upcoming presidential poll to protect the victory.
He told the public to beware of local conspirators who were hatching
plans with the aid of certain international elements to destabilize the
country once again and urged them to counter such moves with their vote
at the elections slated to take place on January 26.
When the President posed the question to the massive gathering
whether they were prepared to protect the victory gained at the
sacrifice of many lives, the crowd answered in affirmative in one voice.
He pointed out to the crowd that the Government led by him had
accepted responsibility of governing the country at a time when it was
on the verge of being divided.
We accepted this challenge and united the country in a very short
span after defeating not only terrorists but both local and
international conspirators as well.
Your former leader C.V. Gunaratne was brutally killed by terrorists.
So many other lives were lost. There sacrifices should not be in vain he
The President observed that these conspirators who laid low since the
defeat of terrorism was raising their ugly heads once again and urged
the people to not let their devious plotting to fool them.
He called on the people to support him at the upcoming elections to
ensure a better future for the current and next generation and to take
the country on the path to prosperity.
The election rally was also addressed by Ministers Bandula
Gunewardene, Susil Premajayantha, G.L.Peiris, A.H.M.Fowzie, Jeevan
Kumaratunge, Rohitha Bogollagama, Gamini Lokuge, Wimal Weerawansa MP and