Self-serving politicians causing problems for SL: President

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Sri Lanka is currently facing various problems because of the personal agendas of politicians, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

He said this at a ceremony to mark the 25th death anniversary of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa at Hulftsdorp last morning.

“Many politicians forget the aspirations of the people and give priority to their personal goals. They give priority to their personal dreams. This is the political culture we have in this country today. I had a good rapport with with President Premadasa though I was an opposition MP during his tenure as the President of this country. He rendered a yeomen service to the poor and the marginalized. He gave priority to the needy instead of his own needs. President Premadasa underwent a lot of suffering which a person who rose up from grassroots level has to undergo. He faced several problems because he was not from the elite and was assassinated in the end. This is the common fate of leaders who emerged from the grassroots have to face,” the President said.

He said it was important to determine why the people in this country decided to change the government on January 8, 2015 and in August the same year. “It is important that we do not commit the mistakes which we have made before. We have to complete the task which people wanted us to fulfill in 2015,” the President said.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • Rohan Wednesday, 02 May 2018 02:00 PM

    This President make way for personnel agendas of the politicians and come out and show his emotions to the public by talking about it. What the public can do for his weakness?

    Haramanis Wednesday, 02 May 2018 02:03 PM

    MS we all know your personal agenda - serving yourself!!

    Ajith Wednesday, 02 May 2018 02:09 PM

    You are the most self serving politician in Sri Lanka. All of you family got rich form nepotism and favouritism,

    Lion Wednesday, 02 May 2018 02:35 PM

    You come 1 st in that group

    Lankan Wednesday, 02 May 2018 02:52 PM

    OMG, are you preaching others while you are engaged in exact same thing? You are so busy looking after yourself, your family, your friends and you spend more time mud-sliding the UNP than doing anything for Sri Lanka. Mr President, by far you are the weakest we ever had as a President of this country.

    lanka Wednesday, 02 May 2018 03:19 PM

    President MS you are a politician and you are following your own personal agenda. Your dream was to become President by hook or by crook. You and your government have done nothing useful during the past three years! You have been cutting tapes and flying round the globe while RW burgled the Central Bank for billions in broad daylight.Please go back to your farm at Polonaruwa.

    dha Friday, 04 May 2018 07:41 PM

    yes! talking about self

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