President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa addressed a special function at the Gajaba Regiment Headquarters in Saliyapura, Anuradhapura yesterday (10) to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Army.
“When I visit to pay homage to Ruwanweliseya, a young monk told me at the stair case that the President was to bringing one law for the country and that we are waiting for it. I will fulfill that promise within this year.” The President said yesterday.
The President further said,
“People wanted me to eradicate corruption. I appointed military officers to senior positions in various departments with that hope in mind. It is a big challenge, but we have to do it.
At all levels, whether ministers, MPs or officials, we must eradicate corruption for the sake of the country. I have given an example. I am not and will not be corrupted in any way.
As President, I have kept spending as low as possible. I have given an example. I asked the Cabinet to give them the same example.
I urge the people to help prevent this corruption. I urge officials to work efficiently in the public service on behalf of the people. We look forward to the support of all in moving this country towards “prosperity” over the next few years. ”