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“Convert Military Victories & Political Changes for a Meaningful Freedom” – President Rajapaksa

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Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on the Muslim community to place trust in him as he is their friend and relative said while addressing a highly attended National Congress Party meeting which was held in Akkaraipattu on last Saturday.

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President Rajapaksa stressed that the East is cleared from the LTTE and a Provincial Council for the province was set up for easy administration process and now, the time has come to convert those military victories and political changes for a meaningful freedom.

He, speaking in Tamil for a while, said that a background has been created to forget political rivalries. Further, he added that ineffective institutions and misinformation should not be allowed to drive innocent people for disasters reiterating that the word minorities is no more in the vocabulary and it should not be given a least chance for ethnicity issues reins the politics of the country.

National Congress Leader Minister A.L.M. Athaulla addressing in the public meeting said that the pledges given by the President before the Presidential election have now been almost fulfilled.

He further said that massive developments projects are under way to make their lifestyles easy. The National Congress Leader also presented a memento to the President on behalf of the Eastern fraternity for liberating the country from terrorism.

Social Service and Social Welfare Minister Douglas Devananda and Labour Minister Mervyn Silva and Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and several other politicians were also among those present on the occasion.

Akkaraipattu is in the Ampara district and located along the eastern coast of the Island.

– Asian Tribune –


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August 31, 2009 at 6:07 am

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