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Prez assures his govt. will not interfere with the law

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (4) assured that his government will not interfere with the law.

Rajapaksa was speaking during the 72nd National Independence Day celebrations held at the Independence Square in Colombo.

“We must always respect the rule of law. The public will get real freedom only when the law is fairly and equally applied. My government has taken steps to change the culture of political interference in legal matters.”

He added his government was ready to take criticism from all parties.

“I wish to fully strengthen the freedom of people to think and to write freely…. My government is always ready to tolerate and accommodate opposing views. The media has complete freedom today. We have ensured that everyone has the right to freely express themselves,” Rajapaksa  highlighted.

“If you think the government is going on the wrong track, you can voice your opinion,” Rajapaksa pointed out.