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President Maithripala Sirisena today requested that he be allowed to carry out the duties as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

He made this statement at the special workshop for SLFP electorate and district organisers held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute today.

“As I remember, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike handed over the Party to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and didn’t interfere because the party was handed over to carry out duties. Mr. Rajapaksa handed the party over to me so I should be allowed to carry out the duties. I have to make that clear,” President Sirisena said.

The President said he said ‘Yes’ when Mr. Rajapaksa asked whether he accepts the Party but however President Sirisena had said that he needed to appoint a new set of office bearers.

“Democracy has been ensured after I became the President of the Party. People are entitled to express freely now, which is a positive outcome. For the first time in the history, I witnessed the Party President being challenged by the members recently,” he said.
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  • Euclid Wednesday, 18 March 2015 02:53 AM

    Well do sir, that was a real had hitting speech. You are now off the blocks. All the best to our simple president.

    simon Wednesday, 18 March 2015 03:45 AM

    Who is not allowing him to carry out his duties ?

    saman Wednesday, 18 March 2015 04:17 AM

    First Mr President, please learn how to walk straight and act a real leader! Respect will automatically follow.

    willowsd Wednesday, 18 March 2015 04:59 AM

    I watched the whole speech and it is an excellent speech for everyone.

    brainmaster Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:31 PM

    Yes Sir, stand your man and hit back at them. You are our President, you are the boss !

    arjuna Ranawana Wednesday, 18 March 2015 06:36 AM

    we have not voted you to carry out SLFP agenda.

    OMG Wednesday, 18 March 2015 06:54 AM

    Excellent a speech.

    dulan Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:07 AM

    Saman I presume you walk straight. Where has that taken you?

    Freddy Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:48 AM

    The executive powers of the President should be reduced as election strategy. Why you need more powers? If power corrupt is the reason for previous regime.

    Prem Nath Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:56 AM

    Who will be prime minister should the SLFP win the elections?

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 18 March 2015 08:56 AM

    Yes Sir... all the decisions you make are fine and OK.

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 18 March 2015 08:57 AM

    MS will take the right decisions to build up SLFP.

    Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 18 March 2015 08:58 AM

    MR destroyed the SLFP, MS will build it, no doubt.

    rienzie Wednesday, 18 March 2015 01:56 PM

    Well done Sir, we are confident that you will deliver the proper goods at the proper time.Take no heed to the barking dogs,the masses are with you.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 18 March 2015 04:02 PM

    MR made SLFP


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