President Maithripala Sirisena today insisted that the fight against corruption will continue even as the new National Government begins work.
Making the policy speech statement in Parliament of the new Government, the President said that he will continue what was begun when he took office after the January 8 Presidential election.
The President also said that it is in the hands of the new Parliament to decide on the Executive Presidential system.
President Sirisena arrived in Parliament this afternoon to ceremonially inaugurate the sessions and was greeted by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
After making his way into Parliament the President began his policy statement speech in which he congratulated the new members elected to Parliament.
Former President and now a member of Parliament, Mahinda Rajapaksa was also present in the House when the policy speech was read.
In his speech, Sirisena said that the Government will focus on a Asia centric foreign policy and look to maintain good relations with all countries.
Sirisena also recalled that there was too much attention on the Geneva issue over the previous years but the new Government has been able to address that issue.
“We need the support of the international community,” President Sirisena added.
The President also extended an open invitation to Sri Lankan professionals working overseas to return to the country and contribute to Sri Lanka’s economy.