If UNP commits faults, people won’t approve: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena said today if allegations were made against him when he was taking decisions against fraud and corruption, he would give up all positions and join the people to take that fight forward.

He told a public meeting in Nikaweratiya that the SLFP candidate was defeated in 2015 because the SLFP government did several mistakes and if people from the UNP did the same mistakes while being in the government, the people will not approve it.

The President said the people elected a new government by changing the earlier corrupt regime so as to introduce a new programme and everyone should get ready to walk on the correct path to let that expectation come true.

While stating that separation is easy and getting together is difficult, he said that it is the responsibility of all to take the country forward by not getting divided by being political infants, but acting as mature and intelligent politicians. He said all should become politicians who love the country and the people and not work for political power and private agendas.

He noted that whatever anyone says, he committed his 50-year political career towards a clean and honest political culture and during that long political trek with experience, he acted with patience and equanimity. He said he was not someone who had come to learn politics.

Although allegations of postponing elections have been made, he said the SLFP wants to go for an election as soon as possible and all commitments have been done in that regard by now.

Stating that the UNP had only 47 seats when the 19th Amendment was passed in Parliament, 142 votes were given by the SLFP led alliance at that time. He said that the SLFP should be strengthened not only to win elections but also to have a good political culture in the country.

While speaking about development programmes and livelihood upliftment projects, the President said the government is spending over Rs. 6 billion a month to provide assistance to people affected by the drought.

Chief Minister of Wayamba Province, Dharmasiri Dassanayake, State Minister Dilan Perera, Deputy Minister Tharanath Basnayake, Chairman of SLFP Youth Front Shantha Bandara, Wayamba Provincial Minister Lakshman Vendaruwa, Mr. Ananda Sarath Kumara, Ananda Jayalath, Kamal Indika and Nilantha Supun Rajapaksha were among those who participated in this function.

The President also vested the newly built laboratory under ‘Langama Pasala – Hondama Pasala’ (the closest school is the best school) at Rajabima School in Nikaveratiya with students.

Principal of the school B. M. H. Dissanayake presented a souvenir to the President.

After the function at the school the President joined religious activities at the Budumuththava Rajamaha Viharaya in Nikaveratiya.

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  • Unchikun Friday, 24 November 2017 08:15 PM

    Well said sir and we the people are behind you. Please keep away from Ail Babas of all colors. That is why we voted for you. You may also take steps to remove the Ali Babas.

    Unchikun Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:46 AM

    The more the thumbs down, my comment get the more I feel I have hit the nail on target.

    Arnold Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:28 PM

    Whatever said and done everythinh remains "same same".

    ceylon Friday, 24 November 2017 08:34 PM

    forget about unp.you commited corruption by protecting and supporting theives.you are now most corrupt in lanka. via DM Android App

    Duminda Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:08 AM

    I just recall what said that Blind astrologer in 2015. president election.... ...

    voter Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:56 PM

    Its apparent now that its not the president who's trying to safeguard the thieves but its RW and his gang. If not why were the COPE members of the UNP so pally and cozying up to AA

    AjithZ Friday, 24 November 2017 09:29 PM

    Please act against corruption whether its UNP, SLFP, JO or any other. Else our country will end up like Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan etc. We don't deserve that fate. Talent, brains, commitment etc are all available with our people. Only the honest leadership is missing. MR had a very good chance. So did JR. Both failed.

    karthik Friday, 24 November 2017 09:36 PM

    Sir you all came together and got the mandate to punish all those involved in fraud and corruption but the situation has become bad to worse. Hence what you say is most welcome, people will give you their full support to fight against the "fraud and corruption".

    Jude. R Friday, 24 November 2017 09:57 PM

    පුහුල් හොරා කරෙන් දැනේ ...

    Senewi Friday, 24 November 2017 10:05 PM

    Sujeewa and Kavinda are talking too much .Their comments will spoil the UNP , SLFP political marriage.

    Thilak Friday, 24 November 2017 10:07 PM

    Your Excellency the president please walk the talk, expedite the Inquiry into the bond scam expose the rest of the culprits give them a reasonable punishment. People will no doubt praise you.

    city Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:02 AM

    Agree Thilak,but how about the other inquiries what he mentioned.also the once pending at AG's.

    Lankan Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:12 AM

    So far you haven’t done anything on corruption except bond inquiry of 2015. You just talk and issue statements all the time. I will never vote you or support you again

    nadarajah Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:29 AM

    "the rot started with the appointment of the presidents brother as the head of SLT this was a clear sign that nothing is going to change under the good governance govt

    SAM Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:22 PM

    He had the experience, qualifications

    ANTON Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:12 AM


    Thanos Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:57 AM

    Agree with you Mr President in principle, but you have to take strict action or it is just empty talk.

    Jehan Saturday, 25 November 2017 08:05 AM

    In other countries people elect presidents, we elected a scarecrow. That is the root cause of all the problems the country is going through.

    fucka palanaya Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:33 AM


    Man Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:49 AM

    Dear Sir, You can't run away as 6.2 M people voted for you but Sujeewa or the UNP. You must catch all the thieves and forefeit their properties and transfer their wealth to the treasury. In fact, it was an election promise. Then, you will be memorable.

    Gayan Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:59 AM

    Election talk to rope SLFP votes.

    TJ Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:09 AM

    Your theory applies to SLFP also

    Fellow Citizen Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:13 PM

    Bravo! well replied to the dishonest big mouth brat's comments against you. Hon. President please take action against fraudsters and we the people would be with you.

    Brainmaster Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:17 PM

    I dont like some of the above unjust comments. I believe that you (and RW) can lead the country to a better path. I hope that enough people will trust you and give support. via DM Android App

    De Silva Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:05 PM

    That is what the people asking. Do not protect the corrupt people in former regime. First try the former regime and then the present one

    satha Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:51 PM

    MS wanted to colabarate with MR and company to local elecation he fool the people

    Country man Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:51 PM

    You should talk like a LEADER, not like a typical Sri Lankan POLITICIAN. It may be true you have 50 years long political career, of course that is a POLITICAL career!. When you have the opportunity you did not did not use it to be a LEADER which the country needs right now! If you want, it is not late yet to show up yourself as a LEADER, don't put the blame on UNP or SLEP, (both parties are now dying). You were elected as a non- political leader by the majority of the country. Serve the people - serve the country - act today As a LEADER to change the past, and build the future!

    cisco Saturday, 25 November 2017 02:53 PM

    If you said you and your SLSP are so clear and crystal then why le news website blocked and navy commander Travis Chinnaias service not extended via DM Android App

    Sri Wickrema Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:01 PM

    Too much of talk only. People of this country know who is hell bent on protecting Rajapaksas.

    sureka Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:27 PM

    former president'S dreams are come true. ජනාධිපති, ජනාධිපති වෙන්න ඉන්න අය ගේ ඉවසීම මීට වඩා වැඩි වෙන්න ඕනේ .

    Citizen Perera Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:03 PM

    Front of microphones you are a great narrator....but behind the cameras are you are quite quite the opposite. We are in a total mess ,,,

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:03 PM

    He IS correct.

    ceylon Sunday, 26 November 2017 07:52 PM

    next governments first job is to find sirisena billions around the world.now people know why he is protecting trillionaire theives and not bring back their stolen trillions. via DM Android App

    Samitha Monday, 27 November 2017 02:22 PM

    Totally agreed to Very Good Point. What action you have taken so far for the Corrupt politician from last regime.

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