PM was a puppet in previous regime: SLFP

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SLFP Minister Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa said yesterday that it was the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa who governed the country using executive powers sidelining the premier and going against democratic values.

He made these remarks in response to a statement made by former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa that the country should be governed either by the President or the Prime Minister without contradicting each other.

Addressing a media briefing at the SLFP headquarters, the Minister said the prime minister of the previous governments had been kept as a puppet by the executive president.

“It was the Executive which dominated the country though the sovereignty of the government must be based on the executive, legislation and the judiciary. These three branches of governance should work together and equally,” the Minister said.

He said the three branches of sovereignty operate independently under the ‘Yahapalanaya’ government today.

“Therefore, the country is now stable politically, economically and internationally. Our country is now being recognized by the international community. The international respect is not for President Sirisena, but for the policies of the state, conventionalism and the democratic agenda,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • janaka Friday, 16 September 2016 01:00 PM

    MR is a defeated President Where as others who ruled before him are not defeated.

    TRUE MAN Friday, 16 September 2016 09:44 AM

    WELL SAID HONOURABLE MINISTER NOW THE COUNTRY IS BEING GOVERNED DEMOCRARTICALLY AND IN UNITY. EX PRESIDENTS MAIN AIM IS TO MAKE SPILIT BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES. NOTHIING ELSE. via DM Android App

    hubert Friday, 16 September 2016 09:51 AM

    well said to a shameless politician

    illusionist Friday, 16 September 2016 09:54 AM

    Now the president.

    janaya Friday, 16 September 2016 10:24 AM

    Well said Mr. Zoysa, people who understand your words will understand what you say,,,,,,,,

    Premalal Friday, 16 September 2016 10:36 AM

    Unfortunately the President has become a puppet in the present government.

    upi Friday, 16 September 2016 10:40 AM

    Your speech should be given publicity over the electronic media so that horapalanaya will be exposed

    ANTON Friday, 16 September 2016 10:54 AM

    ARA SOYSAA ARAAA....... LANUVA UDIN ARAAA ......

    Unchikun Friday, 16 September 2016 10:55 AM

    And you? Just a string of that puppet .

    Ravindra Galhena Friday, 16 September 2016 10:55 AM

    Very true! I like your thoughts... it's the way forward :)

    K Perera Friday, 16 September 2016 10:57 AM

    Thanks to 'Yahapalanaya' now we have a power full Prime Minister.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 16 September 2016 10:58 AM

    You are right Sir. MR kept not only his PM, he also kept all the Ministers and Deputy Ministers under his boot and acted worst than Hitler.

    Manuel Benjamin Friday, 16 September 2016 11:01 AM

    Former ruthless King Mahinda kept his Prime Minister as a Puppet such a nasty ruler he was. Slaves who said Yes Sir, Ok Sir are still hanging unto him as they were allowed to play out illegal money left

    ANTON Friday, 16 September 2016 11:05 AM

    USUALLY BULLS HAVE HORNS ....... BUT...

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 16 September 2016 11:05 AM

    Weerawansa and Gamampilla is still praising MR as they are still paid an allowance in (millions) they will continue washing his clothes as they are living a slavery life.

    dep Friday, 16 September 2016 11:06 AM

    ya via DM Android App

    ANTON Friday, 16 September 2016 11:08 AM

    NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY, THE BULL WILL NEVER GIVE MILK.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 16 September 2016 11:17 AM

    Ruthless Mahinda had only his family members to take the important decisions and never allowed either PM or any other ministers to take any decisions. That is why God humiliated him now.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 16 September 2016 11:26 AM

    Hon. Minister Zoyza, you never fear or bow down for the ruthless old defeated king, that sounds well.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 16 September 2016 11:28 AM

    Vijith its waste of time and energy about these rotten and rejected looters.

    German Jacob Friday, 16 September 2016 11:38 AM

    Yes King Mahinda kept all the UPFA ministers as slaves, this matter everyone knows.

    lali Friday, 16 September 2016 12:45 PM

    You are commenting ona statement made by a bull who was rejec ted by people who came back from the back door


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