President Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is confident of saving Sri Lanka from the huge economic crisis, the country is facing at present.
President Wickremesinghe said the blessings of Lord Buddha and all gods are a great strength for that.
The President also noted that everyone should move forward with new hopes for a new economy that will bring prosperity to all.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe made these remarks at a ceremony held yesterday at the Presidential Palace in Kandy to mark the successful completion of the historic Kandy Esala Perahera festival and the annual procession of the four temples.
The President also handed traditional gifts and awards to the artistes who participated in the Perahera festival.
During the occasion, President Wickremesinghe noted that more challenging times may come and the people should recover from them and build a new economy for the country.