What if Jan. 8 transformation did not happen, President asks

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday questioned those who criticize him and the government what would have been the situation of our country if the January 8 transformation had not taken place.

“Without experiencing that eventuality, some people criticize the actions taken by the government to face the critical economic crisis and the issues raised by the international community”, he said. He invited them to present possible solutions for these issues instead of criticizing.

The President expressed these views at the launching ceremony of the book ‘Ma Dutu Janavari 8 (The January 8 witnessed by me), written by the Member of Parliament Malith Jayathilaka, held yesterday at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo.

“It is the responsibility of those who gave a helping hand to that victory, to ensure that the country is benefitted by it,” he emphasized. He invited those who contributed as well as did not contribute to the January 8 victory to fulfill their responsibilities for the country today.

President Sirisena said that the very true and correct facts on January 8 transformation were still hidden. He commended the attempt taken by Mr. Malith Jayathilaka to report such facts without any fear.

The President said all those who know regarding the transformation that took place on January 08 have an understanding how complex and how far it has to be studied. Hence, it is necessary for them to talk openly about that pure transformation of January 8 and today it is very important to speak regarding that transformation by persons who involved to make that change, he said.

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  • Manuel Benjamin Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:10 PM

    Why not we cannot forget the 8th Jan. it has to be written with golden letters in the History books of SriLanka.

    Lokka Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:15 PM

    The west would be condemed and a lot more development would have happen and dollar rate would be better. via DM Android App

    mankind Thursday, 15 September 2016 04:31 AM

    Good Question, 1. Sri lanka would have progressed more 2. Pro LTTE will not be talking 3. The would have been peace for much longer (At the moment with everything happening, sad to say it doesnt look good). 4. My3 sons and daughters would not be in UK and they of course wouldnt have luxury cars) 5. War heros would not be condemned as criminals 6. Billions of Rupees in central bank would not have be stolen 7. VAT would not have been increased 8. We wouldnt have to hear the phrase Mahinda hora!! for every little thing 9. Kosgama would still have weapons 10. Port City would have been cheaper 11. Norway, UK US would have stayed away from SL affairs 12. Farmers would have been happier 13. Cars would have been cheaper, hence there would be more nice cars on the road instead of the indian junk. 14.. People that voted on Jan 8 wouldnt be full of regrets for voting for you. etc... etc... etc... Thanks for question my3, made us think!!

    Rex Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:34 AM

    All the facts mentioned are hypothetical!

    REALPATRIAT Wednesday, 14 September 2016 06:12 PM

    JANUARY 8TH SHOULD BE DECLARED AS THE PEOPLE S VICTORY DAY. via DM Android App

    De Mel Wednesday, 14 September 2016 06:26 PM

    Sri Lanka would have experienced lots of progress and the West would have been brought to their knees by MR with the help of China.

    puppet Wednesday, 14 September 2016 07:45 PM

    nation would have been stronger...now SL is enslaved by west.

    Manora Wednesday, 14 September 2016 07:59 PM

    Country would have developed very much more with President Mahinda. via DM iOS App

    Southerner Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:22 PM

    Nimal Siripala would have been the Prime Minister and Ranil the Leader of the Opposition and Sumanadasa the NSB Chairman. via DM Android App

    pras Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:25 AM

    we would still have our identity which you lost via DM Android App

    mankind Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:03 AM

    Well... The under world people would be worried about the abductions!! u seem to be worried? Oh the irony!

    jolly bird Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:47 PM

    WHITE VAN ABDUCTIONS AND KIDNAPPING WOULD HAVE TREMENDEOUSLY INCREASED. via DM Android App

    Vijith Pieterz Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:49 PM

    Sir, then for sure Mahinda would have faced the Electric Chair punishment and by now he is dead.

    Gayan Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:51 PM

    No VAT increase.


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