Fulfilling the needs of the peopleis my duty-President

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

In his addresse at the 72 Independence Day Ceremony today, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he doesn’t expect any interference from public officials, legislators or the judiciary when fulfilling his duties and responsibilities to the people.President Rajapaksa said fulfilling the needs and requirements of the people was his responsibility and the duty.

“I am committed to working towards fulfilling the needs of the people of this country. That is my responsibility and my duty. I do not envisage public officials, legislators or the judiciary to impede my implementing this commitment,” he said.

He said the government has ensured the freedom of speech and the government is also ready to tolerate any opposing opinions and views.“I request everyone to always place the country first and think about fellow citizens. Also, if you feel like the government is heading towards the wrong path, don’t ever be afraid to point that out,” he said.