| by Maithripala Sirisena
( December 19, 2014,m Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) First of all I wish you a future in a society where compassion reigns. I am contesting the Presidential election after renouncing the responsible Ministerial portfolios I held as the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and after ignoring the premiership that was dangled before me, despite the threat to my life and that of my family in order to liberate my noble motherland and all its people from the tragic fate that has befallen them.
engineering and accountancy professionals, to the cause of women, children and those with special needs, on behalf of the future generations and for the protection of the environment.
It is true that there was corruption and fraud always. However, the extent of corruption in Sri Lanka in the last few years is unprecedented and unheard of before. Now the time has come when all main political parties could be united for a joint programme to build the country.
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