President Maithripala Sirisena says that he is swimming upstream in politics for the betterment of the future of the Motherland.
The President further said that, he is not alone in the struggle for betterment of the motherland, and all the common people who love the country have join hands with him and added that in this effort he is not alone.
He made these remarks addressing the Silver Jubilee of National Gem and Jewellery Authority held at Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo yesterday (23).
President Sirisena recalling the moment of contesting at the Presidential Election as the Common candidate on January 08, 2015, said that at that time also he swam upstream in the field of politics and added that even at present he is fulfilling the same task to eliminate all the negative effects for the country.
The President said that in this struggle he could only loose his life and position and he is ready to favorably accept even those losses on behalf of the motherland.
President Sirisena also said that his fight is against all forms of corruption, fraud, dictatorship, anti-socialism process, human rights abuses, injustice, treachery which cause damage to the country, and said that all those who consider him as a wrong leader will understand tomorrow that he is a right leader.
Furthermore, he said that he did not consider black and white differences in his battle and always he stood firm and consistant during the course of this fight.
The President said that in future it will reveal who is correct and who is wrong and he further said that he would like to invite any high profile politician to come for a discussion with him in this regard, and he is ready to explain who the wrongdoers and who are the innocents.
The President emphasized that he is not a person who is endeavoring to remain in positions persuasively, and will leave this position with a happy mind, at the end of tenure after fulfilling its duties and responsibilities in a satisfactory manner.
The President presented awards to the prominent individuals of the gem and jewellery field. The President also presented awards to the winners of the competitions organized to mark the Silver Jubilee of National Gem and Jewellery Authority.
Ministers and MPs including Ministers Mahinda Amaraweera, Sumedha G. Jayasena, W.D.J. Senevirathne, Dunesh Gankanda, Mr. Anura Dissanayake, Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment and Chairman of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority Peshala Jayaratne were also present at the occasion.