President insists he will not reverse revolution

President Maithripala Sirisena today insisted that he will not reverse the silent revolution which took place on January 8 during the Presidential elections.Speaking at the launch of the construction work on the Southern expressway linking Matara and Hambantota today, Sirisena said that he takes decisions in a manner to ensure the January 8 revolution is protected. Sirisena noted that he has years of experience as a politician and when he takes decisions he uses that experience. The President also noted that there needs to be a clear policy on development in the country. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. He said that in most countries, even if there is a change of Government, the policies on development do not change.“Following the January 8 election it is clear our country is looked at in a different manner when compared to pre-January 8. All the countries who gave us assistance are continuing to assist us without suspicion,” he said. The President noted that China is a very close friend of Sri Lanka and both countries enjoy historic ties.He said that Sri Lanka has a lot of respect for China since that country has been assisting Sri Lanka’s development work.The President said that the new Government will continue to work with China and look to further strengthen ties between both countries. (Colombo Gazette)

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