“The qualities goodness, good manners, love for the country, simplicity, humbleness should be in every political character. Not only the parties with the people who engage in corruption, fraud, theft, waste and the misuse of the power, are defeated, but also the politicians of those parties are rejected by the people”, the President said.
The President was speaking at the 28th commemoration ceremony of Indrapala Abeyweera and Bartin Silva held on Tuesday (Jan. 10) at the Vernon Fernando Playground in Kalutara. Indrapala Abeyweera who was a former Assistant Secretary as well as a party co-organizer for Kalutara District and Bartin Silva who was an activist of the SLFP were brutally assassinated 28 years ago.
The President said their accomplishments for the party have been indelibly marked in the history of the SLFP.
“Every political party should go forward in a flexible manner when they are fulfilling the responsibilities for the country. The SLFP should take the philosophy created by S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike forward as a strong party by forming it to be suited to the new world”, he stated.
“Though the political enemies present criticisms, I fulfilled my responsibility given by the people to my best, throughout the last two years. And I will continue doing so”, he said. The President said he would be committed to build a country where all people can live in peace and unity, a good society and a better future for the children.