H.E. the President

H.E. the President was addressing the gathering of the Victory Day celebrations held in Matara -2014-05-18

This country was united as a free country on a day like today (May 18), in 2009. 

Every inch of our country and the two thirds of the coastal line was regained for our mother Lanka on a day like today, exactly five years ago.

Peace, stability, real democracy and every freedom were offered to Sri Lankan people on a day like this.

You can see the war heroes who sacrificed their limbs and eyes to gain this victory, are walking in this parade. The officers and other ranks, regiments who joined the humanitarian operation, are also walking along in this parade with their regimental flags.

Today we exhibit you the various kinds of weapons used to defeat the ruthless terrorist.

The troops that forged ahead in the battle front, defeating the enemy are walking in this parade. Are not we feel a pride when we witness them?  

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Keynote Address by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Honorary Consuls of Sri Lanka abroad

Keynote Address by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Honorary Consuls of Sri Lanka abroad - Presidential Secretariat, Colombo - January 19, 2009

Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rohitha Bogollagama,
Senior Officials of Government,
Honorary Consuls representing Sri Lanka overseas,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

First, let me take this opportunity to wish you a very happy 2009. I consider this meeting with the Honorary Consuls for Sri Lanka who, at our request have arrived in Colombo from near and far as most timely and important.

After being elected as President in November 2005, this is my first opportunity of meeting and interacting with you together. Therefore, I consider this a useful opportunity for me to share with you some of my thoughts in implementing the vision for my country spelt out at the commencement of my presidency.

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