LETTERS: | Sunday Observer


Strengthen President’s hands

We sincerely appreciate Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s audacious and witty performance of regaining the lost power within the short spell of 4 ½ years forming a new party ‘Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’ with the party symbol ‘Pohottuwa’ or the Bud. His popularity among the people of this country was delicately testified with the victory of his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the presidential election.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is an efficient and noteworthy personality with Mahinda Rajapaksa organising his election campaign and mobilizing the people for his landslide victory. His victorious programs: the ‘Viyath Maga’[ and ‘Eliya’ were two illustrious milestones. He made the people understand the country’s predicament under the previous regime which created an utopian imagery as ‘the Yahapalanaya Government’ in the minds of the people.

The people were disgusted of the previous Government’s unworthy development programs, corrupt attitude of accumulating wealth for their cronies and their concurrent negligence and inactiveness of strengthening the country’s security which resulted in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks killing many people.

We are happy that the country has been put on a right track for rapid development and for sustainable security measures.

Thus, it should be our strong commitment to strengthen the hands of the President and the Prime Minister by ensuring 2/3 rds majority in Parliament at the next parliamentary election.




Real leader

Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected President of the country. He will protect human rights and ensure a clean administration just as he eradicated terrorism in Sri Lanka.

He never discriminated against members of any community and treated all equally. He will respect all religions. Our country had been discriminated by the International community. Sadly some selfish political parties were funded by foreign agents to destroy our motherland.

As Sri Lankans, we are exceptionally lucky that we have a President of the calibre of Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

He hails from Ruhuna, the cradle of many courageous people. As defence secretary, he laid the foundation for a beautiful and safe motherland for the people to live without fear. If terrorism remained in our country, our lives would have been at great risk.

He skillfully managed the internal pressure from various individuals and organisations.

P.E. Jayasuriya,