Speaking at an event in Yaapahuwa this week, while hoping well for the war heroes and the people of Sri Lanka, he recited a prayer-like statement in which he said he hopes for the hatred, anger and jealousy in the minds of those governing the country presently to end.
“I hope for the hatred to end, for the anger to end and the jealousy to end. I hope it leaves the hearts and minds of the politicians governing the country today. I hope they put a stop the vengeful activities they are currently executing,” he said.
He also said that he hopes those who govern the country would have a shift in their mindsets to rethink their decision of sacking thousands of people from their jobs and re-recruit them so that their livelihoods are not cut-off.
“I also hope for the vengeful politics, the bogus charges and the imprisonments carried out against politicians who bear opposing views would change. . . I hope they would observe and practice ‘maithri’” he added.