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Prime Minister thanks voters

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday extended his gratitude to all voters who placed their faith in the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) which gained a landslide victory at the August 5 General Election.

He said elections were conducted in a safe and responsible manner, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “We had faith in the public and this was reflected by the over 70 percent of the total registered voters who fulfilled their national duty.”

The Premier issuing a statement thanked the public for respecting democracy during this challenging time. He said that not many countries would hold an election at a time like this, but they executed it successfully and exemplarily to the rest of the world and portrayed the strength of the country and the people.

“The victory is not only ours, but of the entire country. By conducting this election, we showed the public that we are capable of effectively carrying out the President’s ‘Vision of prosperity’,” he said.

“I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to the Election commission, health services, security forces, journalists, election supervisors and the people who helped to conduct a peaceful election,” he said.

Earlier, the Premier had issued a statement urging party supporters to celebrate the victory in a respectful and meaningful manner while strictly adhering to the laws of the country.

“I extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to SLPP voters for their immense support given to us, on the journey to build a brighter future for Sri Lanka. This commendation is for everyone who tirelessly supported us during the Presidential and General elections.”

“ I also extend my heartfelt gratitude to the people of the Kurunegala district for their overwhelming support and confidence in me which was reflected by my historic victory. It is our priority to strengthen the trust that you have placed in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and me.”

Premier Rajapaksa said, “You entrusted us with the crucial role of rebuilding the country during a challenging time, and we assure you that we will fulfill this responsibility. We cordially invite everyone to join hands with us on this journey to develop our beloved country, despite our differences.”