The President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that local and foreign forces were working together to prevent the journey of the government as they had done to topple the Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government. The policies of the Government are aimed at the well-being of the future generations. Therefore, the President emphasized that he would continue to move forward despite obstacles.

Those who take to the streets to launch protests against the government should think about the people and not the government. Public officials should make a commitment to serve the country and the people. The President also commented on the need to allow the implementation of government policies, without placing the country under lockdowns, in order to protect the re-emerging economy.

This was stated by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa addressing the ‘First Public Rally’ organized by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.

The public rally was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Salgadu Public Ground in Anuradhapura on February 9.