“I ask all political parties including the opposition, and various other organizations not to betray the victory we have won as a nation. If anyone tries to destroy this, it would amount to destroying a great mansion built upon the aspirations of the people,” said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his address at the National War Heroes Day celebrations at Sri Jayawardenapura – Kotte, today (June 07). He called upon the people to “look at the great commitment and sacrifice of our troops, and calmly and courageously extend all your support to the security forces, the police and the government.” The President also said that today even innocent children who know nothing of race, ethnicity or caste are being attacked by terrorists. The unarmed and innocent civilians are attacked. The terrorists are trying to get us entrapped. They are trying to provoke the people, fan communalism and benefit by it.