Written by Bella Dalima
08 Mar, 2014 | 7:33 pm
The President’s dialogue with the public via electronic media was held on Friday.
Here, the President spoke about his stance on Sri Lanka and the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
President said: “A few powerful nations together with the UN Commissioner has presented a report on us. I believe this has been told before the public. They will take a decision. They will conduct a vote on us, but we will not accept it. We have rejected this report. They are just trying to see if they could sling mud at us and punish us internationally. There are a few non-governmental organisation from Sri Lanka involved here and on the other hand the opposition. The opposition knows that they cannot win in Sri Lanka. So they want to go to other countries and see if they could win. We will wait and see. There is no point in worrying because I certainly am not.”
Residents from Battaramulla, Atthanagalla, Bandaragama, Galle, Dewinuwara and Tissamaharama posed questions at the President and leading ministers, at Temple Trees.
Newsfirst joined with the President’s dialogue from the Hirana Bridge in Bandaragama.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa also stressed on the issue of drugs.
“It is the drug kingpins who should be arrested. We are not people who consume drugs. So I believe that those responsible should be arrested. Our prime objective is to capture those who are smuggling and peddling drugs. So. we have notified the armed forces and the police to take all necessary measures on this matter. We will not hesitate to take action on this drug issue. We will not consider any statuses.”
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