Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says more struggles for freedom are required to uplift the country from its current slump.
MP Premadasa speaking at the 74th Independence Day celebrations organized at the Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Polwatte this morning said the definition of freedom amounts to sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity and political freedom adding all this must be protected.
However, MP Premadasa said many challenges have arisen at present.
He noted that the freedom gained through the sacrifices of war veterans cannot be enjoyed.
The Parliamentarian claimed a majority have lost economic freedom today with livelihoods greatly affected.