President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka was once one of the most isolated nations internationally but now it has been transformed into one that is accepted worldwide, with many powerful friends.
The President tweeted saying the people elected him with the hope that he will deliver what he promised in his election manifesto.
He says the unity Government ushers an alternative to politics torn apart by party divisions since independence.
He also noted that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa called for elections two years early because his Government was unable to deliver solutions to the problems the country was facing. (Colombo Gazette)