Learn from mistakes and take correct path: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday extended New Year greetings to the people of Sri Lanka and said this is a historically decisive time that provides us an opportunity to learn from the past mistakes and to take the correct path towards progress.

In his message, he also said this is a time to win all those challenges as a person and as a nation.

“The dawn of the New Year is an occasion to recollect our achievements and failures as well as gains and losses in the year that ended.

Through retrospection of the past, a person could make the future path of life fruitful and free of malice. We will be able to make our expectations a reality in the new year if we reflect on the lessons learnt in the past years.

Without merely being proud of our rich heritage that included major irrigational achievements of miraculous magnitude, we could take our irrigational civilization to a new meaningful height because of our ability to accomplish through the retrospection of the past.

As the poet T.S. Eliot said, "For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice".

The year 2019 that is unfolding ahead of us is a year of sheer determination enabling us to identify the broad future pathway with a clear perception to achieve discipline, reconciliation and prosperity.

I wish the New Year that dawns will be a season that brings forth prosperity and joy of life, fulfilling all the wishes of the dear people of Sri Lanka,” he said.

  Comments - 36

  • JK Hatton Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:00 PM

    Who has to learn from mistake and to the right...????

    Banda Tuesday, 01 January 2019 05:45 PM

    He will have. After the Presidential Election this year, he will take the correct path to Polanaruwa and look for paddy field that are ready for harvest.

    Meat-Takes Tuesday, 01 January 2019 08:37 PM

    First of all, please learn the constitution and its

    Jude Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:01 PM

    Ha ha ha ha !!! Huh!! This guy amuse me !!

    Unchikun Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:04 PM

    Mr. President, a Happy New Year! Yes, we learned a very costly lesson! So did the UNP. No more common candidates. I also learnt that we need to vote for educated candidates who are ethical and have vision.

    Jude Tuesday, 01 January 2019 01:55 PM

    That Breed doesn't exist in SL !!Yeah, the ethical and vision people!!??

    Arith Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:07 PM

    First you practice what you preach!!

    Leo Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:35 PM

    One hundred percent agreed with Arith.

    Ragula Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:13 PM

    Learn from your own mistakes Mr. President, a mistake of head of the state will put all civilians on trouble and hope you don't make any mistake in future.

    palitha Tuesday, 01 January 2019 01:42 PM

    The mistakes you made in last year has put our country behind still you have not learned from your own mistakes when the head of state doesn't know what his talking what future for our country you are making blunders back to back you cannot put SLFP on correct path ruined the party what more can we expect from a leader like you please don't try to fool the people your days are numbered

    Mithula Tuesday, 01 January 2019 01:46 PM

    How come you are still there!I thought you were going to resign if RW became PM. I think he will never go until he is voted and sent home for good

    Don Harrison Tuesday, 01 January 2019 05:16 PM

    You must leave !

    sandy123 Tuesday, 01 January 2019 02:12 PM

    If we do a mistake only very limited people will suffer sometimes only me. But if you do a mistake whole country will suffer including you. So as Arith said "First you practice what you preach!!".I wish you, your family and whole country people a very happy, healthy and joyful new year

    Dee Tuesday, 01 January 2019 02:20 PM

    The entire nation knows not to make a mistake such as what was made on October 26th 2018.

    Ranabahu Tuesday, 01 January 2019 02:28 PM

    Go in-front of the mirror and silently utter theses to self, many times until encrypted in brain for at least 40 days.

    Jack Tuesday, 01 January 2019 03:11 PM

    Is that told by you? Wonder

    Jaya Tuesday, 01 January 2019 04:01 PM

    Taking revenge for your own good will never ever take you anywhere, that is what we learnt in Sunday school.

    samson Tuesday, 01 January 2019 04:01 PM

    Yes, you need to learn from mistakes. People will not learn as they will continue to elect thugs and Jokers in future also.

    p.ravindran Tuesday, 01 January 2019 04:01 PM

    Same to you

    SRILANKAN Tuesday, 01 January 2019 04:02 PM

    He is telling indirectly, do not vote for me.

    Sofia Tuesday, 01 January 2019 04:19 PM

    No more unconstitutional fiascoes to satisfy personal whims and fancies. Great idea learnt at cost to nation and people.My, I did not know you knew T S Eliots literary works.

    Saman Tuesday, 01 January 2019 04:29 PM

    Err! Someone is talking to himself!

    Sarath Tuesday, 01 January 2019 04:43 PM

    As the poet T.S. Eliot said, "For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice".Another voice this year means you are resigning??? Yay!! What a lovely new year gift to all Lankans!

    GH Tuesday, 01 January 2019 05:37 PM

    Then the Sri Lanka will be named No Lanka!

    Luke Tuesday, 01 January 2019 05:07 PM

    There are no mistakes with what Sirisena did. He made a criminal plan to kill democracy in the country for personal gain by the coupe. Every step he took was pre-planned and deliberate and as vile and criminal as an armed uprising to capture power. He continues to do so. There is no reason this man must be given another chance he must be impeached and prosecuted for conspiring to overthrow a legally elected government. Not doing so will pave the way to another attempt in future.

    Don Harrison Tuesday, 01 January 2019 05:23 PM

    The legal aspect of this issue has not dawned on many yet but when it does long prison sentence is inevitable if the judiciary stands impartial unlike the days of Sarath N Silva who should also face the same consequences !

    rai Tuesday, 01 January 2019 05:11 PM

    It sounds like as if he were breaching himself or the reflection on November 26. I wish you all a happy new year!

    Nimal Tuesday, 01 January 2019 06:10 PM

    "Ova dhenu parahata......" I left the balance for you fill!

    Ghost Tuesday, 01 January 2019 06:50 PM

    You talking to yourself? Happy New Year to you too!!!

    Trevin Tuesday, 01 January 2019 07:21 PM

    The world's top funniest leader award goes to our MS

    ala Tuesday, 01 January 2019 07:25 PM

    Point taken, Crab!!

    kumar Tuesday, 01 January 2019 08:28 PM

    But you keep on repeating the same mistakes and others have to bear the cost.

    Selvan Tuesday, 01 January 2019 08:43 PM

    You did great by showing the politicians about kicking the legally elected government to dust bin in few minutes..No politicians in the future worrying or following or caring about supreme court judgments..

    Desilva Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:28 AM

    Sirisena must accept his mistake and resign

    Sangaralingham Friday, 04 January 2019 10:07 AM

    Wise statement from our leader must in every media newspaper radio tv news. Most of the public listen to politicians some ill spoken words by dome so called politicians are often enter in some minds. As such all party leaders besides setting examples must not favour hate speeches think virtuous thoughts promote courage justice understanding with honesty and dignity to the country and to allcitizensFruitful path.,no malice.

    nishantha Friday, 04 January 2019 02:21 PM

    Prez is one 'human being' who will never learn from his mistakes (due to lack of grey matter) and wil not travel in the correct path. He goes down in history at the one Prez who brought the country into unforgivable crisis and disrepute,


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