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Freedom & democratic rights in the country should not be used for narrow political gains – President

Health helthPresident Maithripala Sirisena says the use of given freedom and democracy, to achieve narrow political gains or to spread racism and religious differences, is an obstacle to the future development of the country.
He made these remarks participating at the 47th Anniversary of the Public Services United Nurses Association held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo, yesterday (16).

At present as a strong administration, the Government fulfills its duties in all the sectors of the country, according to the policies of the Government, the President said. He added that the Government moves forward step by step towards good governance, accomplishing the aspirations of the people. He also said that the Government is committed to fulfill the aspiration of the people to maximum level through comprehensive plans, even though it could not provide instant solutions as some sections of the society expected. 

President Sirisena also said that the Government is committed to protect the professional privileges of the persons who are serving in the health sector while strengthening the free health service of the country.

The President presented awards to ten retired persons who rendered a great service to the Public Services United Nurses Association.
Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero, President of the Public Services United Nurses Association presented a special memento to the President. 

Ministers Rajitha Senarathne, W. J. Senevirathne, State Minister, A.H.M. Fowzie, doctors, intellectuals in the field of health and many others participated in this event.

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