My journey is slow, but no turning back – President
September 2, 2015 05:09 pm
President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the time has come to subject the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to complete reorganization and to build it under a fresh image.
The Chairman of the SLFP was addressing the party’s 64th anniversary celebration held at the Rajarata Navodya Grounds in Polonnaruwa.
Responding to critics of his leadership, the President stated that his journey forward is not fast paced and that there will be no turning back.
“I’m not a person who travels fast. I’m a person who travels slowly. I am not at all ready reverse that slow journey,” Sirisena said, addressing the gathering which included former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The president stated that he intends to join together with as much as people and political forces as possible in that slow journey towards the country’s future.
He stated that the hateful politics which had existed in the country since a long period of time has now become unsuitable for the present Sri Lanka.
“Therefore we expect everyone to join together to develop the country,” he said.
President Sirisena stated that in the past the UNP criticize when the SLFP is in power; and vice versa and that the main reason for the two parties deciding to form a national government was in order to put an end to this hateful politics and face the main obstacles.