President responds to statement on the need of a dictatorship

President responds to statement on the need of a dictatorship

President responds to statement on the need of a dictatorship

Written by Staff Writer

22 Jun, 2018 | 1:33 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The 81st village constructed under the ‘Nawa Udagammana’ programme was declared open today. (June 21) The village named ‘Veherapura Village’ consists of 32 houses and has been constructed in the Kotavehera area in Nikaweratiya in the Kurunegela District.

The village was declared open under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena upon an invitation extended by the Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa. Built at a cost of 41.3 million rupees, the village consists of infrastructure including clean drinking water and electricity.

Addressing those gathered, President Sirisena stated that he had seen several Theros making statements that the country is in need of an authoritarian ruler. He noted that the people of this country saw glimpses of a dictator before the 08th of January 2015. He added that after coming into power he had been able to strengthen freedom, democracy, human rights and media freedom.
Sirisena also assured that there are many politicians who protect the country’s democracy and that he will never leave room for a dictatorship or military rule in this country.

Deputy Leader of the UNP Minister Sajith Premadasa also spoke at the event.

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