Ready to leave presidency even today: MS

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President Maithripala Sirisena said today he would accept the Supreme Court determination whatever it might be on his term of office and was ready to leave the presidency even today.

The President told a public rally at Akuressa that no one needs to get worked up over him seeking a SC determination on the expiry of his tenure.

“I sought an SC determination to clarify the two public opinions expressed on the term of the presidency and not to find out how many years I can continue to function as President,” he said.

The President said he didn’t come to stay in the presidency forever. “However, I will stay committed to fulfil the dream of uplifting the country which is well-accepted by the world and that is where reconciliation reigns,” he said.

  Comments - 26

  • Rohan Samarasinghe Friday, 12 January 2018 08:06 PM

    Sir no matter what at end of your term 2020 please leave as promised. If you were honest there was no need of a supreme court opinion.

    R K Friday, 12 January 2018 10:03 PM

    How is he being dishonest ?

    Kevin Friday, 12 January 2018 08:15 PM

    Aneyy.leave co

    sanjeeva Friday, 12 January 2018 08:16 PM

    A true buddhist, he is a sincere man

    Wise Donkey Friday, 12 January 2018 08:17 PM

    Not so soon please! Everyone is waiting to see what will happen to the 'bond robbers' and to so many murder cases during the last regime. Please fulfill your promises first and go.

    Sara Friday, 12 January 2018 08:24 PM

    I never voted for MS, yet I feel sorry for this man who got caught to Ranil, Rajitaha and the clan.

    Truth Friday, 12 January 2018 08:28 PM

    Wasted Authority could damage the country.....Mr Prez. People elected for a change and to take the country and lives of citizen to next level and punish all those wrongdoers in the previous regime and lead with example... pls do what was intended from you.....its time for action no talk.

    Shiva Friday, 12 January 2018 08:50 PM

    Yes we do not need a puppet and you destroyed opposition making mockery of democracy

    karthik Friday, 12 January 2018 08:54 PM

    People elected you to make a corrupt free country. Pleasebe brave and before you leave do the needful to punish all those involved in various frauds and other serious criminal activities. Someone has to do this job for the sake of this country. Why not you devote your term for this noble cause.

    daham Friday, 12 January 2018 08:57 PM

    You have never honored your pledges.

    Graham Friday, 12 January 2018 08:58 PM

    He said he will abolish Executive Presidency in 100 days....hope he’s not suffering from memory loss...

    Ceylon Friday, 12 January 2018 08:59 PM

    Get out now.useless chap.

    concern Friday, 12 January 2018 09:00 PM

    At a critical time as now for the bond scam has begun to unfold, you need to stay and bring the crooks to justice.After you could leave and time.

    ttp Friday, 12 January 2018 09:33 PM

    MS is great President. I respect our President. MS should not care about comments made by rogues , crooks and criminals.

    Dhammika Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:20 PM

    Comparing the past CBK and MR . MS is a better leader than both the 2 previous , Definietly .

    Cisco Friday, 12 January 2018 10:05 PM

    This is not the first broken promise in your tenure and not will be the last.

    IVJ Friday, 12 January 2018 10:09 PM

    Sir, if you are ready to leave even today, please bring all the culprits to light and eradicate corruption ASAP. You have nothing to lose and to be honest everything to gain! You will go down in history of SL for bringing a real change. PLEASE!

    Patriot Saturday, 13 January 2018 09:38 AM

    Leave when ever you like as another fake and dishonest politician. We remember you came to scrap the presidency.

    dulan Saturday, 13 January 2018 10:21 AM

    Why are we destined to get such miserable leaders like Chandrika, MR and MS and even ones before this ?

    S.Fernando Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:58 AM

    Please give up your party positions, do no politics and become an independent president.

    Azeem Saturday, 13 January 2018 12:51 PM

    Dear President.Great president of sri lanka.Before you leave please catch All thives

    Hubert Saturday, 13 January 2018 09:40 PM

    There are odd comments by Jarapakse supporters

    dharma Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:07 AM

    prime mnister and mr mahadran must go to court and find justice, former government mr Rajapaska and brother the same board

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:46 AM

    Everybody is greedy for power .

    smartgent Sunday, 14 January 2018 01:05 PM

    We should not blame the president. He is a honest and sincere person and at this juncture we cannot think of someone else to replace him. Ranil is ageing and MR is highly corrupt. Other current politicians, whichever parties they belong, are all corrupt. He should stick on for his 6 year term and without delay bring the culprits to books. Further, once he completes his term, a young President should be elected to lead the country.

    Lanki Sunday, 14 January 2018 08:53 PM

    If he is to leave his position he has to leave because he has not locked up the Mega Thieves of his own SLFP party (both groups M3 and Mahinda).


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