President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he is not prepared to reduce his commitment towards ensuring national security despite defeating terrorism in the country.
The President’s office quoted him as saying that although terrorism had been defeated, its dark shadows were trying to raise their heads once again and the people should pay special attention towards it.
He said that even though certain forces tried to suppress the patriotic feelings of the people he could not leave room for them to achieve their aims.
“The President observed that the government faced pressure from certain quarters when it implemented programmes for the welfare of ordinary citizens and some of them were getting ready to go to court to contest certain bills and even the budget proposals. He said the Divi Neguma Programme in particular was introduced provide economic strength to poor and underprivileged people in this country,” the President’s office said.