He said his aim is to produce a disciplined generation of children in a decent country. The comments assume significance as Presidential elections in the country are scheduled for November 16. Mr Sirisena has not sought re-election so far.
The President’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is to meet tomorrow to devise its election strategy and which side to support in the elections. The main contenders are Sajith Premadasa of United National Party led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka People’s party headed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.