President Hamid Karzai congratulated President Mahinda Rajapaksa for restoration of peace and stability and said Afghanistan would like to replicate what Sri Lanka has achieved. “Peace in a country is the best guarantor of Human Rights. War, Instability, Conflict is the worst enemy of Human Rights. Therefore, we will support you in strengthening your peace that will strengthen the rights of the Sri Lankan people. We ask you to help us establish peace, so we can have the same in our country,” he said.
The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai arrived in Colombo yesterday on a two-day state visit to Sri Lanka.
The Search for Peace
"Our Government is firmly committed to uphold democracy and the protection of human rights. Our Government's prime
responsibility is also to free our people from the grip of terrorism and violence. Attempts by any individual or organisation to violate or suppress such rights enjoyed by the people, would be thwarted at all costs by our Government. We will do our utmost to show to the civilised world our commitment and sincerity in this task," said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The President's Fund is a multi-faceted institution with a range of activities that include help for scholarship and tertiary educatio
; advance of religion; and recognition of service to the nation .It is best known as an oasis of relief for those in need of urgent surgery and other medical treatment beyond one's reach in cost.The Fund which was established in 1978, in keeping with its vision, has continued to provide relief and assistance under successive President's of Sri Lanka.