President Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (18) pledged to prioritize economic recovery while ensuring that law and order is maintained to prevent anarchy.
He made a commitment to restore the economy and establish a functioning democratic society before the end of this year, according to the President’s Media Division.
Speaking at the ‘Imagine’ 32nd Rotary District Conference in Colombo, the President emphasized the importance of economic recovery and improving citizens’ quality of life.
He affirmed that all government decisions would be based on these priorities.
In his address, President Wickremesinghe also said that democracy depends on the maintenance of public order which requires law and order.
He underscored that without these essential components, democracy would be replaced by anarchy.
He assured the audience that he would do his utmost to prevent such a scenario from occurring.
The president lauded the Rotary District 3220 for its invaluable assistance during past crises, such as the anti-polio campaign, tsunami, and medicine shortages.
He added that following the economic recovery next year it would be in a position to decide on the future it wants, with the use of the ballot.