A second successive resounding mandate from the Sri Lanka voter has heralded the second era under the Executive Presidency of His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa.
This constitutes an unreserved and unequivocal endorsement of the Governing Principles enshrined in the Mahinda Chinthanaya. The pledges therein political, social, economic cultural environmental and spiritual are being implemented or are in the process of implementation.
The M.E.P. salutes His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa this Man of Destiny on his second assumption of office.
We recall with respect the humility as well as the fortitude demonstrated by him in the face of severe discouragements and obstacles, to put his shoulder to the task of National Construction which will last for generations to come.
In this regard the unstinted and enthusiastic support of the vast majority of the patriotic and progressive masses also played a pivotal role to strengthen the hand of our President in nation building in the teeth of obstruction from both external and internal reactionary elements.
When our president first assumed office he was confronted with many obstacles and issues of the highest order. The liberation of the country from the scourge of the LTTE terrorism, the unification of the country under one banner, defeating internal & external conspiracies and sailing through unprecedented monetary crisis in the west. Forty years of experience in public life had equipped him with the ability and the sagacity to guide the country through the critical moments and commence economic development in keeping with the pledges given to the people.
His Excellency is therefore a visible embodiment of challenge to all challenges that confront the nation.
The rapid activity and development in agriculture, irrigation, electricity, education, health, industry, new technology, culture and the various other project throughout the country inclusive of the programme to make this country self sufficient are a pointer to the tremendous progress in the country under his lowering personality.
The Hambantota port development a harbour built after 500 years which has become a reality to strike the imagination of all nations continue by itself a lastly tribute to the effort and vision of this great patriot of our times.
Mahajana Ekasth Peramuna (MEP) with the people of our motherland paying our tribute and our warm greetings and wishes all success to our head of state the exemplary son of our soil.
Dinesh Gunawardena MPLeader-Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP)
Vice President-United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA)
Minister of Water Supply and Drainage
Chief Government Whip of Parliament