President Maithripala Sirisena said today that the present government has taken steps to establish a strong foundation for the free and fair elections in the country through the 19th amendment to the Constitution by ending the corruption that prevailed in the election system before January 8, 2015.
He made these remarks while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum (AESF) held in Colombo today.
The President said that the objective of the present government is to ensure the democracy in the country by holding all the elections of the country independently in a free and fair manner.
President Sirisena recalled prior to January 8, 2015, the election system of the country was corrupted and mentioned how the state media institutions were used violating the election rules in the 2015 Presidential Election and the way public funds were destroyed by using the Treasury for the victory of the election.
President Sirisena said that today Sri Lanka is a country which has a strong democratic foundation as well as a country which strengthened the fairness and unbiased nature of the judiciary and further said that according to the latest reports of the Asian countries Sri Lanka has reached a high position when considering the impartiality in the judiciary.
Haaaaaaaaaaaa...what a joker he surely beats Mr. Bean to it with such statements haaaaaa
Shan Tuesday, 28 August 2018 12:38 PM
I am also laughing since yesterday.
Saman Monday, 27 August 2018 09:21 PM
His joke of the week.
Ranathunga Monday, 27 August 2018 09:40 PM
Good,but please don't have deals with MR
Ceylon Monday, 27 August 2018 09:54 PM
This man now in election dream.again.hellow catch the thieves and bring to country their stolen money as you promised during last electiin.
SL Monday, 27 August 2018 10:58 PM
May be true... because there is no Elections!
Waco Tuesday, 28 August 2018 09:25 AM
My3, How maney have you sent to avichihiya upto now?Lier
Saman Tuesday, 28 August 2018 10:40 AM
Don't know about others but My3 already have booked a 1st class sheet for Avichchiya for lying to us all.
Nihal Tuesday, 28 August 2018 09:32 AM
MS,WE VOTED 62% NOT TO HEAR ANY SYMPATHY TALKS MS,SHOWING HIS INEFFICENTY INABILITY TO WORLD USE YOUR EXECUTIVE PIWERS AND CATCH AND IMPRISONED ALL THIEVES THAT'S ALL WE WANT
Labby Tuesday, 28 August 2018 10:42 AM
What happened to the cases filed by the state run television institutions which were misused by the Rajapakse government during the period leading to the last presidential election? We dont even hear of those now.
jan Tuesday, 28 August 2018 10:54 AM
Is that why he is trying to sell Lanka cement to Gota? Everyone is a thief here
Rasheed Tuesday, 28 August 2018 11:05 AM
Whatever the system you implement, MR group knows how to change it.