Friday, November 19, 2010

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Takes Oath for Second Term ( photos )

Mahinda Rajapaksa took oaths today (19) morning as the President of Sri Lanka for the second six-year term in office, a day after his 65th birthday.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that the younger generation would be taught all three languages to ensure harmonious coexistence that would contribute to the country’s development process.

Addressing the nation a short while ago after taking oaths for his second term President Rajapaksa stated that his vision is to create a younger generation well versed in the modern technologies so that they are able to be on par with the rest of the world. “We hope to increase the IT literacy of Sri Lanka by 75%. I have great faith in the youth of Sri Lanka and I strongly believe that they would play an important role in steering the country towards development,” he added.

Speaking further of the development activities taking place in the country, he added that by 2012 every household will be provided with electricity. “I accept the country today with great courage, strength and confidence much higher than my previous term. I believe that together we would be able to take Sri Lanka to greater heights through making the plans of Mahinda Chinthana, a reality,” he added.

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