|Any sacrifice for law abiding society - President
|Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 5.30 GMT
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said he is prepared to pay any sacrifice to create a law abiding society in the country.
“The Government was pressurized by some quarters to alter court rulings but we did not meddle with the judiciary in any way,” said the President and continued that the country’s legal system has ample provisions from which the convicts can seek redress.
President Rajapaksa was speaking at a ceremony to felicitate members of the Mediation Board at Temple Trees yesterday.
Mediation Board members from all parts of the country including Jaffna and Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts participated in this event.
The President stressed that the Government has taken all measures to establish a society based on discipline and equal justice. “Unlike previous Governments we show no hesitation to take decisions at the right time to ensure a disciplined and just society”, reported the Daily News quoting the President.
The President lauded the services of mediation board members in promoting peace among the communities at village level.
The President recollected how the Government ensured social justice by bringing development to the rural villages.
“The country witnessed an era where all development works were carried out in an area where the supporters of the ruling party were living.” He said the Government changed this tradition and ensured that the people of all communities irrespective of their political affiliations receive development program benefits, the Daily News reported.
“Some segments of the society said the Government can not eradicate the drug menace and the underworld activities in the country but we have been able to eradicate these menace from society”, he further noted.
The President enunciating his politics said his policy was ‘My country before myself’ and exhorted all Sri Lankans to put country before self.