President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday declared that his government will ensure that Sri Lanka will never return to war, and all necessary steps were being taken to promote post war reconciliation in the country.
Speaking at the ceremony to commemorate the war heroes in Battaramulla, Sirisena also said that certain people who put war heroes behind bars, are today going around creating a fear psychosis saying the current government are hunting down war heroes.
“We are not hunting down our war heroes, after all we were not the ones who jailed the main war hero and got him to wear prison clothes,” Sirisena said.
“The people gave us the country with the expectation that we will work towards ensuring that our country does not go back to a war. This is not an easy task, but we will ensure the faith kept in us is maintained and we will take all necessary steps to strengthen reconciliation in Sri Lanka,” he said.
He called on politicians, war heroes and the people to join hands in this reconciliation process. “It is not an easy task to unite the hearts of the people while fulfilling of the responsibilities of a post-conflict era after ending the war physically. Politicians, war heroes and the people of the entire country should get together to strengthen the reconciliation process,” Sirisena added.