Director General of the Central Cultural Fund and Professor of the Peradeniya University Sudharshan Senevirathne has said that the Government s programme to uproot terrorism and the military strategies of the war heroes, are a fitting example not only to South Asia but to the world.
He said this programme of the President and the Government deserves the support of the entire nation. Prof. Sudarshan Seneviratne said under a very difficult situation, the President displayed the Western radicals his commitment for democracy by holding elections in the East after defeating terrorism. When compared with the situation that prevailed several years ago, the troops are forcing the LTTE to retreat. He stressed that this two pronged action is an example to the rest of the SAARC region.
He was delivering the 41st Memorial Oration of D.A.Rajapakse at the BMICH in Colombo. Speaking further Professor Senevirathne noted that a new Sri Lanka that will be built in the near future after uprooting terrorism should become an independent and impartial centre of the entire world.
The theme of his address was Heritage for Co-existence- Sri Lanka s role within the SAARC region . Mrs.R.G.Senanayake garlanded the statue of D.A.Rajapakse before the commencement of the memorial oration. Minister Chamal Rajapakse and Senior Presidential Advisor and Parliamentarian Basil Rajapakse also joined her. The welcome address was delivered by former Parliamentary Secretary General Sam Wijesinghe. Former Minister Lakshman Jayakody presided. Members of the Maha Sangha, clergy of all religions, First Lady Shiranthie Rajapakse, Speaker W.J.M.Lokubandara, Ministers, Governors, legislators, Provincial Councilors, Foreign diplomats and artistes were among the large gathering present. A notable feature was the presence of Parliamentarian Vinayagamoorthy Muralitheran at the ceremony organised by the D.A. Rajapakse Memorial Committee.