President Maithripala Sirisena, speaking at the public rally after declaring open a number of projects including the Laggala New Town said, all must get together to build the nation, setting aside political differences, and without personal agendas. He further stated, the economy of the citizens in five provinces will be strengthened by this project.
The President further stated, honest politicians need to be bestowed to the future generation, for the future progress of the country. He said, the biggest challenge faced by the country is theft and corruption. He says, all should join hands to eliminate this “national vice” that has spread from the politician, down to the lowest positions. He also said, he has made a number of sacrifices to fulfil the hopes of the people.