By Sudath Gunasekara - President Mahanuwara Senior Citizens Movement.
Of all the news items that appeared in the local press last week on the subject of governance in Sri Lanka the following two attributed to the Sri Lankan President, I think, should draw the attention of all those who are concerned with domestic politics as well as the foreign policy of Sri Lanka. These two statements, I think marks a land mark in the evolution of the political history of this Island nation. Not only those who supported Mahinda Rajapakse at the last elections, but even his political opponents who are still patriotic and who crave for the sovereignty, independence and the political stability of the Island nation, I think should take serious notice of these developments and rally round the President and support him to enable him to carry out these policies without giving in to both internal and external forces that stand against their implementation. The need for such public support is very crucial at a critical time of the nation like the present, especially when so many forces are at work hell mel against policies of the present government.