25th commemoration of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa


President Maithripala Sirisena said that the character of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa is an exemplary one in the midst of political culture in which politicians attempt to fulfill their personal agendas, forgetting the dreams of people.

President Sirisena added that, Premadasa was an excellent leader who worked within a political policy and a philosophy, which focused on uplifting the weak and the feeble in a free, democratic society, never yielding for his personal dreams but to make the dreams of the people come true.

President Sirisena stated this while addressing the 25th commemoration ceremony of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa, today.

The ceremony was held at Hulftsdorp Court Complex in front of the statue of Premadasa.

The President paid honours to the statue of Premadasa offering a bouquet of flowers.

President Sirisena further said that everyone should work with an understanding of the responsibility given by the people keeping faith on the current government in the Presidential election and the general election and the reasons for the people’s decision to change the previous government.

The President said that everybody should dedicate to achieve better governance where previous faults don’t exist, and for a better society and clean political culture which will feel the pulse of the people.

The President invited everybody to join hands and work with his government with an understating of the Ranasinghe Premadasa character and his political philosophy to accomplish the social changes required for the betterment of the masses.

The Presidenta also handed over the title deeds to the three medal winners at the Commonwealth Games and few other individuals symbolically in the programme to distribute title deeds to 5,000 persons in the Colombo district.

The Mahasangha and other religious leaders, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Minister Sajith Premadasa, Ministers and MPs, Madam Hema Premadasa and others participated in this event.


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