I’m not ready to retire: President

29 September 2019 11:43 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that he is not ready to retire and a new step will be taken after December.

The President said that he is in good health and would not retire in order to continue his agenda for the country and the people.

“Some people may be thinking that I will disappear since I haven’t said that I will contest for the presidential elections,” he said speaking at an event in Polonnaruwa on Saturday.

The President said a new phase of the country’s development program as well as the Polonnaruwa development would be launched in next December.

The ceremony was held to mark the opening of the Polonnaruwa Isipathana Welfare Society’s Community Hall.

The President also vested the OPD, clinical and administrative building constructed at the Welikanda Regional Hospital at a cost of Rs. 213 million with the public.

  Comments - 10

  • Samson Sunday, 29 September 2019 11:54 AM

    You are over the retiring age. What qualification do you have to do a job except being an MP.

    Jayanath Sunday, 29 September 2019 12:15 PM

    Please take rest. Damage done is enough. Don’t waste your time and our future.

    Labby Sunday, 29 September 2019 12:18 PM

    He won't have to retire, he will be bowled out.

    De Silva Sunday, 29 September 2019 12:25 PM

    Yes he can get back to Grama Sevaka duties

    Sl Sunday, 29 September 2019 12:35 PM

    Umpire: please leave the field you are retired hurt... Batsman: sorry sirr, I didn't start to bat still!!! give me one more chance ok... Umpire: Ayo sira!!!!

    rew Monday, 30 September 2019 08:16 AM

    Go before you are chased out

    Borj Al-Bena Monday, 30 September 2019 10:02 AM

    May be you are in health but the country is in danger you brought it that level. You and your brother acquired most part of Nuwaraeliya, What else you need. We don't need a puppet

    Andare Monday, 30 September 2019 10:52 AM

    We are wondering whether the President has still more countries to visit with his family ?

    Kingsley Abeynayake (Attorney-at-Law) Monday, 30 September 2019 01:20 PM

    Ah... Ah... Joker again.... someone told he has piles.

    Dr. C.T. Fernando Monday, 30 September 2019 04:18 PM

    Only outsiders know that you are a totally sickly person who is trying to show off that you are fit and strong.


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