Written by Staff Writer
04 Oct, 2014 | 3:41 pm
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that a significant number of polls had taken place during his governance. The head of state also noted that this bears testament to the democracy in the country.
The President made this statement, calling on Sri Lankans residing in Italy following his visit to the Vatican City. Speaking to News 1st, Media Coordinating Secretary to the President said that President Rajapaksa had stated that Sri Lanka has the potential to resolve its issues within the country and the international community should refrain interfering in issues of Sri Lanka.
The President had requested residents of Italy to lend a helping hand in ending the spread of false information on Sri Lanka and to protect the identity of the country.
The President’s visit to Italy comes a day after his meeting with Pope Francis at the Apostolic palace in the Vatican City on Friday.
The President had briefed Pope Francis on Sri Lanka’s progress in areas including the resettlement of displaced persons, de-mining, the return of LTTE child soldiers to their parents and infrastructure development.
The Presidential Media Division says that the President had pointed out to the Pope that although certain groups were spreading misconceptions, there exists peace and reconciliation among all religious groups.
The Pope had thanked the President for briefing him on the current situation in the country and had noted that he is looking forward with enthusiasm to his visit to Sri Lanka.
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