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President Maithripala Sirisena assured that he would not take any decision under any circumstances that would compromise the national security when he met the Sri Lankan community in France today.

President Sirisena said he was able to restore the prestige and dignity of Sri Lanka in the global arena after a period of negative and hostile attitude towards Sri Lanka by the international community.

The extremely positive approach by the international community was clearly manifested during his cordial and friendly discussions with a number of world leaders during the just concluded CHOGM in Malta, he said.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were among the world leaders who met President Sirisena during the CHOGM.

President Sirisena expressed his gratitude to expatriate Sri Lankans living in France for their contribution to nation building and said he expected to meet all expatriate Sri Lankans living abroad in future.

He said he loved Sri Lanka as much as or even more than any other Sri Lankan and vowed that he would never compromise national security under any circumstances. He said this at a meeting with the members of the Sri Lankan community in France at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris on November 29.

The representatives of the Sri Lankan community asked about allegations that some actions of the government could adversely affect the national security and the President replied that he was totally committed to the safety, security and integrity of Sri Lanka and he would never allow anybody to take any action that could be affect the national sovereignty or security.

He pointed out that his government was installed only 10 months ago and detailed out the major achievements such as adoption of 19th Amendment to the Constitution, establishment of the Constitution Council, appointment of various Commissions including Judiciary Commission, Elections Commission, Police Commission and Public Service Commission.

He urged the diaspora representatives to extend all possible help to Sri Lanka for the development activities of the government. (Sandun A Jayasekera)


 

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  • Sapu Monday, 30 November 2015 06:55 PM

    Well you increased defence spending by a Rs.21 Billion although there is no war.

    Premalal Monday, 30 November 2015 07:00 PM

    Okay fine. Now get on with some semblance of governance to make this country worthwhile fighting for. As of now everyone wants to get out of here even in a leaking boat.

    ruwan Monday, 30 November 2015 07:48 PM

    It would have been better for the president to have spoken in English as there are more Tamil diaspora in Frannce than Sinhala. Or at least for some one to translate in Tamil or French.

    Andrew Pitugala Monday, 30 November 2015 08:15 PM

    Primary aspect of National Security is National unity. United we stand, divided we fall.

    Labby Monday, 30 November 2015 08:34 PM

    He went on and on like a parot

    citizen Monday, 30 November 2015 08:58 PM

    Looking your 11 months records, can not trust you sny more

    Sene Monday, 30 November 2015 11:02 PM

    Defence cannot be ignored just because LTTE is done. Local and foriegn threats like BBS and ISIS remain

    Prem Nath Wednesday, 02 December 2015 03:18 PM

    Its already compromised to the WEST.

    simon Tuesday, 01 December 2015 05:23 AM

    That is due to memorizing

    Sameen Jan Tuesday, 01 December 2015 06:16 AM

    Wants to meet all SL living abroad? Means he wants to travel to every country in the world just to meet?.

    Premalal Tuesday, 01 December 2015 09:10 AM

    Hey folks is this the same person who promised to close the air port, bring the corrupt to justice last year?


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