Int'l recognition needed for Cabinet posts: President

24 April 2018 01:01 pm - 34     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena has said that when appointing a Cabinet minister, the person selected must not only be acceptable locally but also internationally.

This had transpired when the BBC Sinhala channel interviewed the President during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

The President said he had to consider the international atmosphere as well when he was asked about the views expressed in the country as to who should be appointed as Law and Order Minister.

"The one who is to be appointed to a ministerial portfolio should have local and international recognition," he said.

  Comments - 34

  • johan Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:20 PM

    Anyone without performing in a particular post how could he be internationally recognized.Our mps and ministers come as frogs in the well after getting the post they are very clever in looting internationally and locally

    Rusiri Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:43 PM

    There are enoughOnly problem is some have no green backs to oil the palmsOthers no family historyMostly there are no competent leaders to recognise leadership qualities and value the contributions to the societyLastly those around do not allow free decisions!

    chams Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:26 PM

    Are you and your current pack is Internationally recognized?

    GC Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:51 PM

    Oh! Yes!. Many are internationally negatively recognised as crooks or corrupt. An internationally positively recognised General has been refused the relevant cabinet post.

    johan Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:54 PM

    Correct MS was not internationally recognized before January 2015 Now we can see how he is internationally recognized more than MR.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:35 AM

    The last leader of Sri Lanka to be recognized by the international community, even as a gentleman, was JR, although he ruled authoritarian.

    Chari Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:29 PM

    Are we Governed by International Bodies/ Countries? The Ministers need to understand the issues faced by the masses whilst engaging Internationally.

    DHA Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:29 PM

    Elect a person who has robbed this nation from top to bottom these days they are the ones highly honored abroad.....

    Refaideen Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:35 PM

    Mr. president you won’t find the internationally recognized politicians of caliber Luxman Kadirgamar, Laith Athulathmudali, ACS Hameed.

    ND Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:41 PM

    In that case three quarter of the cabinet should be dismissed !!! Please proceed. We will be so glad!!!

    KnnaSami Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:11 PM

    Remainder enough to tactically design a scientific cabinet.

    Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:37 PM


    Ceylon Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:18 PM

    He also not qualified man.dont have even a uni degree.record shows done nothing but got all benefits.

    Kumara Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:45 PM

    Good thinking! But difficult to find one with both caliber.

    Tax Payer Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:47 PM

    Why only the Law and Order minister?

    CS Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:10 PM

    Are you building an elaborate excuse for not appointing Sarath Fonseka in your upcoming 'cabinet re-shuffle?

    GC Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:53 PM

    No, he cannot be looking for an excuse as Field Marshal is internationally recognised. I think he now wants to appoint Fonseka. If he does want to do that then, after going abroad, the President has opened his eyes wider to see better.

    Rasheed Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:36 PM

    Is the present Leader Internationally recognized?

    Nihal Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:35 PM

    Then appoint sarath Fonseka wh was one time "world's best army commander " as law and order minister !!

    Modaya Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:40 PM

    Mr. President isnt this the no. 1 mistake you did. Taking politicians that were rejected by the people, Now you say the cabinet should have internationally recognised MP's. Do you think you can find any from your fold?

    MS Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:44 PM

    Who has higher education qualification? who has relevant work experience related to his/her minister portfolio? Who can use international language fluently? If one speak about other, first he should have it !

    Observer Tuesday, 24 April 2018 05:49 PM

    Now we understand the meaning of "scientific cabinet"

    Buddhist Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:06 PM

    Definitely Sarath Fonseka will be an internationally recognized Minister of Law and Order. Will you appoint him to this post?

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:11 PM

    WHAT international recognition do people like Dayasiri, Dilan, Muttetuwagama and many others have?¡?? Just having gone on Government delegations with President or Prime Minister does not mean international recognition! Those are rewards they get for "SHOPPING" for the leaders!!!!

    Lankan Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:39 PM

    If International recognition is required then it should start from the President himself. You are more concerned about your political party, International community and your family than our mother Lanka. You all should be good for SL first before satisfying anyone else. If you cared about International recognition, you shouldn’t have taken crooks and politicians rejected by people into your cabinet.

    rosebud Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:08 PM

    Cabinet must be acceptable to local thugs. That has been the reality with this government and the previous government.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:20 PM

    Pin bath sena still on high from london drinks.

    Sach Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:29 PM

    Why? Is it because SL is governed by international orgs.

    lanka Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:46 PM

    What international recognition did MS have to become President or for that matter the minister of health?

    Wewala Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:46 PM


    Pat Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:49 PM

    HE talking through his hat. Unfortunately he has neither hat or brains. Freash from London thinks he is internationaly recognized!

    sarath Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:59 PM

    What is the international recognition has for Vijithamuni Soyza and rather to Siyambalapitiya

    Vasantha Wednesday, 25 April 2018 09:42 AM

    This guy is a joker . Why don't you get rid of the guys who came through the back door .

    Countryman Wednesday, 25 April 2018 02:44 PM

    We saw how cabinet ministers behaved "internationally" when you were with them in London. They indeed gained a high recognition internationally!

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