President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assured that as the President of Sri Lanka, he is determined to secure everybody’s right to live life with dignity.
The President said everybody should be granted the right to live life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, physical appearance, and beliefs.
He expressed these views in a tweet to mark Zero Discrimination Day, which is commemorated today (1).
Meanwhile, responding to the President’s message on Twitter, former Minister Mangala Samaraweera commended the President for his wisdom, and further said that it was “still not too late to walk the talk”.
“We should start by not labelling as traitors all those who have been wanting to secure everybody’s right to live life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, and beliefs,” Samaraweera said.
Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated on 1 March each year by the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations. The day aims to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all of the member countries of the UN. (Colombo Gazette)