President Ranil Wickremesinghe pledged to prioritize the country’s economic recovery while ensuring that law and order is maintained to prevent anarchy.
The President made a commitment to restore the country’s economy and establish a functioning democratic society before the end of this year.
Speaking at the ‘Imagine’ 32nd Rotary District Conference in Colombo this morning (18), the President emphasized the importance of economic recovery and improving citizens’ quality of life. He affirmed that all government decisions would be based on these priorities.
In his address, President Wickremesinghe stated that democracy depends on the maintenance of public order which requires law and order. He underscored that without these essential components, democracy would be replaced by anarchy. He assured the audience that he would do his utmost to prevent such a scenario from occurring.
The President lauded the Rotary District 3220 for its invaluable assistance during past crises, such as the anti-polio campaign, tsunami, and medicine shortages.
He also stated that following the country’s economic recovery, next year it would be in a position to decide on the future it wants, with the use of the ballot.
Several distinguished figures were in attendance at the ‘Imagine’ 32nd Rotary District Conference, including the Conference Chairman and Past President Anisha Dharmadasa, the District Governor of Sri Lanka and Maldives Pubudu de Zoysa, and the District Advisor on Public Image and Past President Pradeep Amirthanayagam.
All of these individuals provided their valuable perspectives on the conference’s theme and emphasized the importance of community service.
Additionally, the event was graced by the presence of Ms. Valarie Wafer, who represented Rotary International President Jennifer Jones.