President Mahinda Rajapaksha has said today at the National Independence Day Celebrations in Kataragama that protecting Independence is more difficult than gaining it by stressing together can achieve this goal.He also said that the greatest challenge faced by nations is to preserve the true Independence.While saying that the nation pays tribute to all war heroes in the country who contributed to eradicate terrorism appeals from the people to work with love and dedication to the country.
He also stressed the need of taking unpopular decisions as well As the popular Decisions may jeopardize future generations.
The 63rd National Independence Day Celebrations held out side the Colombo at Kataragama this morning.
Addressing the Independence Day Celebrations he also revealed that "like we won the terrorist war can win the development war too and should not hesitate to achieve economic development amidst any challenges"."Now the per ca pita income in Sri Lanka stands as US$ 2400 and it’s a huge increase from what the country achieved from 1948-2005 "he said."Mahinda Chintanaya" will operate a productive economy according to the President.
He also stressed that the Government is committed to protect human rights and respect the Non Aligned Policy while work closely with all nations.
President Rajapaksha also praised the International Support for Sri Lanka given by other countries .