President Ranil Wickremesinghe underscored that decisive actions would lead Sri Lanka to rapid economic growth this year. Despite facing criticism for these challenging decisions, he emphasized that they were undertaken in the best interest of the country.

The President expressed his hope for unity in the New Year, urging collaboration among political parties to fulfil their collective responsibility in safeguarding the nation.

These remarks were made during President Wickremesinghe”s attendance at the opening ceremony of the new Air Force Headquarters at the Akuregoda, Battaramulla Military Headquarters on January 01.

As the Commander-in-Chief, President Ranil Wickremesinghe was warmly received with military honours upon his arrival at the Air Force Headquarters, marking a significant event in the nation”s commitment to modernizing its defence infrastructure.

Continuing the auspicious occasion, President Ranil Wickremesinghe formally inaugurated the new Air Force Headquarters by unveiling the commemorative plaque.

Subsequently, he actively participated in the observation of the parade organized by the Air Force.

In a symbolic display, Air Force planes soared in the sky, paying tribute to the President and highlighting the significance of the event. 

Following these formalities, President Wickremesinghe engaged in a cordial exchange with Air Force members, extending his heartfelt congratulations for the New Year.