Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe says the victory achieved by the United National Party (UNP) at the Parliamentary election is a mandate given by the people for Good Governance.
Issuing a special statement, the Prime Minister said that the people have backed the revolution achieved on January 8 and want that to continue.
“I offer my grateful thanks to all parties and individuals who worked untiringly during the election period to ensure victory for the people. We have been able to create a peaceful atmosphere needed for a free and fair election,” Wickremesinghe said.
He also said that there should not be a division amongst people as winners and losers and that everyone should get together as the sons and daughters of Sri Lanka to the task of building a new political culture in this country.
“We have to unitedly work towards lifting the nation to a new height by facing challenges of the new era. I invite all of you to join hands with us to face the challenges of our Mission,” he said.
The UNP leader urged all Sri Lankans to unite to build a civilized society, build a consensual government and create a new country with equal opportunities for everybody. (Colombo Gazette)