Wednesday, May 27, 2009

President launches road map for a new Sri Lanka

President Rajapaksa's address to the nation on the May 19 is justifiably acclaimed as the best ever by any of our twelve past heads since independence, and most probably heralds in the changes needed for our nation's stable future.

The recent events which culminated in the complete eradication of LTTE separatist terrorism after nearly three decades of naked terror, adds a new dimension to our history and ushers in the maturity of our nation, with an opportunity to gather all its citizens as Sri Lankans under one banner, irrespective of caste, creed or race.

The events also expose the power hungry opportunist and anti national forces within our country.

National issues

There are dangers ahead not from terrorism or from outside forces but from within our own country. These possible dangers have been faced before and have been overcome from time to time, but unfortunately have become an interest part of our politics, which since independence has been based on power rather than policies.

As stated before in an earlier article of mine, the recent elections show that after sixty years of independence, the vast majority of people have voted on national issues rather than personal gain or advantage.

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