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Mahinda thanks the nation for participating in and conducting the election

ECONOMYNEXT- Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is saying that by holding an election successfully during the Covid pandemic Sri Lankans have shown their strength and determination.

In a message to the Nation, the re-elected Premier thanked the voter for the victory of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in the 2020 Parliamentary election.

SLPP, Sri Lanka’s ruling party gained an unprecedented two-thirds majority in Parliament under proportional representation giving President Gotabaya Rajapaksa the power to enact sweeping changes to the country’s constitution.

Prime Minister Rajapaksa who was elected by a record 527,364 preferential votes from the Kurunegala district said the government is grateful for all the voters who used their vote in the parliamentary election.

He pointed out that Sri Lanka is one of the few countries that went into an election during a global pandemic.

“We should be grateful as a country to have such citizens who strive for democracy,” he said.

He said the ability of the Election Commission, Health Services, Security Forces and government Officers to protect the health of the voters by following the global health guidelines led to held the election being held successfully.

“Real victory comes from facing challenges and by winning the war, Controlling the Covid 19 situation and with a successful election we have shown the strength of our country and people,” the former President said.

Rajapaksa said with the victory it is possible to achieve the vision of the President of the country Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

(Colombo/ Aug 07/2020) Reported by Chanka Jayasinghe

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