Video : SL committed to safeguard freedom and rights of people and decide on our future free of dictates from the re-emerging forces of colonialism; reiterates President.
President Mahinda Rajapakse in his Independence Day message states that he shares the dream to strengthen the Sri Lankan nation under a single flag in a united country.
Achieving this requires hard work coupled with diligence and honesty.
President said It calls for patriotism that transcends the barriers of geography and community, with reconciliation and combined unity of purpose.
This will lay the foundation for the success of our children and future generations who will inherit this land, to live in peace and harmony bringing the glories of new achievements that inspire us from our past.
On this day, as Sri lanka celebrate the 66th anniversary of our independence, we restate our commitment to safeguard the freedom and rights of our people, and decide on our future free of dictates from the re-emerging forces of colonialism.
President reiterated that with freedom strengthened by the defeat of separatist terrorism, Sri Lanka proceed on its journey towards progress.
This requires new social, political and economic strategies that include modern infrastructure such as ports, airports, highways, power and energy and the latest trends in industry, commerce and trade, and education.
While most of this is already in place, in the new drive for development, much more remains to be achieved with exciting challenges ahead.