The country should be governed either by President Maithripala Sirisena or Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe without contradicting each other, Former President and Kurunegala MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said today.
He said this while speaking to the media at the launch of a book by author Edward Chandrasiri at the Public Library, Colombo.
He said the President, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers were making contradictory statements on issues relating to the country and that showed the coalition government had no plan for the country.
He said the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had joined together only to share power and not to work for the nation.
While warning that the country is being dragged towards a very dangerous situation, MP Rajapaksa said he would never support a government that kneels before the international community.
He also rejected media reports that spoke of an agreement that was entered into between the UNP and the Joint Opposition.
Commenting on yesterday’s arrest and questioning of former Defence Minister late Anuruddha Ratwatte’s son Chanuka Ratwatte and MP Wimal Weerawansa respectively, Mr. Rajapaksa said he had confidence that the two had done nothing wrong. (Piyumi Fonseka)
Manuel Benjamin Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:47 AM
Difference is you ruled our nation as a Dictator and they are ruling with loyality to our nation.
J Palitha Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:49 AM
Believe me,the way it is going now.... you or your family members will never rule SriLanka again.
Rhonda Taylor Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:55 AM
Why don't you shut your big mouth and get lost.All you do is criticise. Have you forgotten what you did during your rule or are you suffering from Dementia or pretending to have it???
Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:36 AM
Mr. Rajapakshe even if you stand up-side down forever and shout this slogan, it will not work as people trust on our President
Grace Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:43 AM
True. Now government has become a pickle.
shami Thursday, 15 September 2016 04:03 PM
Yes and none of them educated?
Manuel Benjamin Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:50 AM
Nothing will be done. The unity between MS
Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:01 PM
Not only that MR's saloon was opened to all Minister's to rule as they like and make illegal money.
Shanu Thursday, 15 September 2016 02:43 AM
Well said, also not by you as well.
C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:19 AM
Is it Ok to rule the country by members of one family?
Appu Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:41 AM
People are the king makers. People have selected the kings in order to rule the country.
Mason Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:43 PM
Both together are doing a better job than YOU and YOUR FAMILY. Do not blabber to be in the limelight, now that your sheen is waning.
sigiriya Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:57 AM
When you were President, the country was also ruled by Basil, Gotha, Namal and others. The PM had to just grin and bear. Remember!
Pxx Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:58 AM
MR looks forgotten all.People knew who did the service to country and not.MR ruled by his family and the gang.Whoever opposed to MR
Jeff Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:14 AM
Anybody except you and your family members can rule the country.
Arjuna Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:29 AM
Understand that. this is Yahapalanaya, not a Madamulana's palanaya
CITIZEN Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:40 AM
WHY YOU WORRY!WHEN YOU WAS IN POWER YOUR WHOLE FAMILY RUN THE COUNTRY.....NOW WHY YOU ARE WORRY!YOU ARE NOW RETIRED HURT....
Wije Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:48 AM
They have joined together to send thieves to the jail. Don't you understand. Slow learne.
fayaz Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:32 AM
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Gregory Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:41 AM
Yes then when they rule the country individually you all can say they are dictators and the country is under dictatorship rule.Gregory.
raj Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:53 AM
It is like white van and MR. When MR ruled white van also there. There are not separable. Likewise, MS and RW cannot be separate because they rule collaboratively.
Chanz Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:00 AM
During your time only you worked as per your rule. You didn't have a competent PM to run the government. Why not letting a working PM to perform his duties while the Executive act as the head of the state.
Arnold Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:05 AM
MR please stop thinking Sri Lankans are fools. Every one knows who is a thief and who is not.
ralahamy Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:07 AM
In other words, he wants to be sure that he grab the right person to protect his hide. Now he does not know, may be both of them are passing the buck when he approaches any of them.
malij Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:13 AM
Don't worry about the governing part. Very much better than the previous regime. All is well. MR is trying to put a wedge between MS
Khan Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:23 AM
Defeated leaders and his bad wagon can join President and PM to drag the country to destruction. Wimal can take rest in the cell.
Vernon Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:23 AM
You are referring to the dictatorship style of governing you adopted, which had been defeated.
Pathum Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:38 AM
Majority of the country wanted to rule this country with a political change. That is why people elected MS as president and RW as Prime minister. Dear Sir, if something is going wrong with current government, we will decide their fate in the future. You have done a great job. Hats off to that but this is not your time.
Kumar David Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:06 AM
Why not both; if there is a clear understanding of division of responsibilities? Currently the President handles matters related to state power (army, mass pressure - say VAT protests, foreign judges constitutional issue etc) and the PM directs the economy. This division seems to be working well so why disrupt it?
D.E.M.O.Crazy Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:07 AM
Yes he is confident that only his family did all the misdeeds.
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