President Maithripala Sirisena has asserted that even though, a few in the government leveled allegations and criticisms against him for appointing the Bond Commission, the Commission was established to fulfill a pledge given by him to the people to eradicate fraud and corruption from the country, ensuring fair justice in the society as a government of good governance.
The President made these comments addressing the second death anniversary of late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha thera, held at the Ape Gama premises in Battaramulla.
President Maithripala Sirisena laid the foundation stone for the construction of a statue of the Late Ven. Sobitha Thera at the Parliamentary roundabout. Thereafter the President joined in the commemoration ceremony at the Ape Gama premises.
Addressing the gathering present, President Sirisena emphasized that all who are accountable for the Central Bank bond issue should assume the responsibility in this regard and further said that the Good Governance administration was formed with a clear pure intention, not to do the erroneous acts done during the previous era.
All should commit themselves as a consensual government to protect the concept of Good Governance as well as to deliver social justice, the President said. He added that the rule of law should be equal for every citizen and enforcing the law against the wrongdoers should also be done in a proper manner.
The President stated that the good things done by the government of good governance which completes 3 years on January 08th next year should be taken to the people. He said the government still has the time to correct some wrong things done by few people in the government, and move forward as a government.
The President pointed out that the highest tribute that can be paid to late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera is to be committed to building a just society which was his vision, philosophy and expectation.
Members of the Maha Sangha, Parliamentarians and a large gathering were present on the occasion.