Mubarak resigns

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down as president of Egypt, Vice-President Omar Suleiman made the announcement in a brief statement on state TV, BBC reported a short while ago.

It came as thousands massed in Cairo and other Egyptian cities for an 18th day of protest to demand Mr Mubarak's resignation.

  Comments - 94

  • Cindy Montrose Saturday, 12 February 2011 12:46 PM

    It is high time we in sri lanka follow the same and kick these dictators in to the sea to get drowned, If not sadly they might get destroyed by the devas.

    Game Kolla Saturday, 12 February 2011 01:03 PM

    There is no power like "POWER OF CITIZENS"

    Prof Wickramatillake Saturday, 12 February 2011 01:20 PM

    Whats the scene in the Wonder of Asia?

    sandman Saturday, 12 February 2011 01:22 PM

    Yes fantastic retirement plan in government service !!!!!

    Nihal Saturday, 12 February 2011 02:03 PM

    "SUDU VAN" people also should read this coment

    Khaleel Gibran Saturday, 12 February 2011 02:01 PM

    Next Sri Lanka, MR and Junta's exit with disgrace and humiliation, a dream yes a dream!!!!
    Reason we lankans don't think

    ruma Saturday, 12 February 2011 02:13 PM

    good example for all

    waz Saturday, 12 February 2011 02:43 PM

    Ed mubarak for Egytians now, for us when?

    meranchi Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:23 PM

    at last give new generation to devastate the country

    Upul Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:37 PM

    Why not Qatar where you live and is more un-democratic than Egypt, China etc.

    Ranjith BG Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:52 PM

    If back ground from forces better not to do politics after retirement.

    Konde bendapu china Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:59 PM

    Col,Ghadaffi has decided to remove Fridays from calender in Libya as Tunisia and Egypt Protest ended on Fridays

    meranchi Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:27 PM

    de silva definitely dreaming....i

    haleem Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:51 PM

    king out by chack made. great democratic achievment for Egyptian citizens. This is good lessions for bad kings.

    laki Saturday, 12 February 2011 02:40 AM

    Real win of West power. not the people of Egypt

    PADMA Saturday, 12 February 2011 02:46 AM

    Please copy down his speech Mr Rajapakse . It is useful to Mr Mahinda Rajapakse, next is yours turn

    One Lanka Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:50 PM

    All talk and no action.......is this the Sri Lankan way

    Murugesu Sathanantha Saturday, 12 February 2011 02:54 AM

    Good Luck for the People of Egypt

    Thomas Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:21 PM

    HOW ABOUT recovering the money he STOLE frm the people of Egypt, which runs into more than $ 60 BILLION ??.

    Priyantha Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:23 AM

    We need Same here

    w.g.l Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:25 AM

    if you have all the power don t misuse that what happen to mubarak

    darren Saturday, 12 February 2011 06:33 PM

    yes .Fortunately he is the opposition leader.

    darren Saturday, 12 February 2011 06:35 PM

    Suwantha,Are you from Sri Lanka????

    Uditha Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:39 AM

    Great news for Srilankan people, onday it will happen in SL

    Malaika Saturday, 12 February 2011 09:46 PM

    May our Rajathuma and his family stay in power for a very long time time to come,just to annoy some of you miserable lot.

    HARSHA Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:51 AM

    when it will happen in our country

    sandun Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:06 AM

    Yes indeed that true It's better than 80's

    Darwin Sunday, 13 February 2011 03:24 AM

    Dreams come true my dear "so called" patriot.

    citizen1 Sunday, 13 February 2011 03:56 AM

    He is richer than Bill Gates!!

    citizen1 Sunday, 13 February 2011 04:00 AM

    Don't underestimate us! Remember we are a nation that defeated terrorism. We also have been through the ringer for 30 years ...and are tired.

    jahn Sunday, 13 February 2011 03:55 AM

    Because Egypt has a good opposition leader and a good opposition party with guts.

    jahn Sunday, 13 February 2011 04:04 AM

    In Sri Lanka we cannot achieve such things inthe future. There will be more parlimenterians than voters.

    w.g.l Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:56 AM

    we salute the people in Egypt

    Mohideen Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:53 AM

    Uditha and Harsha why do you pray for what is not available. The Geopolitics of SL is miles away from Egyptian

    Warner Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:02 AM

    This is a good example for Mr.Rajapakse and family beware people power will send you wild MR and Gota you both

    roshan Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:05 AM

    what about sri lankan dynasty , we are counting days

    reality Sunday, 13 February 2011 05:40 AM

    the west lost, their puppets in Egypt and Tunisia were overthrown.Soon to follow would be Saudi,Algeria,Yemen.All western puppets will be overthrown.

    reality Sunday, 13 February 2011 05:43 AM

    fool, Bill Gates account runs up to $80 billion.its true that mubarak has looted more than $60 billion.

    Nimal Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:09 AM

    Well done the people of Egypt.

    Siripala Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:15 AM

    There is not a chance of any major social eruption here in Sri Lanka.
    We haven't got the guts to do anything other than take it on the chin.

    citizen1 Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:43 AM

    the guts will come when the poverty level increases (not far)

    cracko Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:50 AM

    Sri Lanka Amazing. Lots of talk but no action.

    Rajitha Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:53 AM

    yeah. Mr. Wickramasinghe take note.

    wahab Saturday, 12 February 2011 05:54 AM

    exactly,a timely comment to well suit our owen regime.

    omer mukthar.

    ila Saturday, 12 February 2011 06:23 AM

    what happening in Egypt is a prediciton of what is going to happen in Sri Lanka. Ist it right?

    sampath Saturday, 12 February 2011 06:23 AM

    This will happen to the Rajapaksha regime very soon as he has betrayed the country and the people badly.

    saj Saturday, 12 February 2011 06:33 AM

    Ha, Time to kik out mr Raja!

    Roshan Saturday, 12 February 2011 06:44 AM

    This is the good example that you cannot rule the country forever with the help of security forces loyal to you. One day it will explode.

    KD Saturday, 12 February 2011 06:46 AM

    Why don't you lead by example?

    shahulhameed Saturday, 12 February 2011 07:09 AM

    Very GOOD NEWS 2011

    Sanjaya Saturday, 12 February 2011 07:15 AM

    Because MR and Gota destroyed LTTE and ended the 30 years of terrorism?

    meenu.perera Saturday, 12 February 2011 07:17 AM

    Not only Egypt Tunisia Also. Tunisia is the pioneer of this revolution.

    toss Saturday, 12 February 2011 07:28 AM

    When will ours? Same problems, same solution. Revolution Now.

    sam Saturday, 12 February 2011 07:32 AM

    30 years in power and $40 Billion whelth poor masses got fedup with mubarek waiting for some benifits to trickle down to them.

    Bonda Saturday, 12 February 2011 07:40 AM

    It is definitely people's power, of people who has determination courage and love of the country, unfortunately our people dont have this quality. We are doomed.

    MK Friday, 11 February 2011 04:25 PM

    Good example for our leaders.

    Tonto Saturday, 12 February 2011 08:22 AM

    There's one in this part of the world, too.

    Shamli Friday, 11 February 2011 04:28 PM

    Wow, great news for people of Egypt..... they got win...

    palithaeka Friday, 11 February 2011 04:39 PM

    Example of respecting the people even after 30 year rule. One thing I have visited Egypt last year, the country has developed a lot in the past

    M Rifai Nazim Friday, 11 February 2011 04:41 PM

    Must oust Soleiman too.. He is commonly known as "Soleiman the Torturer".

    I hope Egyptians will not experience "Inguru deela Miris Gatthawage"

    Cleopatra Saturday, 12 February 2011 08:45 AM

    Well done and Good Luck Egypt.

    AJ - DXB Friday, 11 February 2011 04:39 PM

    Omar Sulaiman or Husni Mubarak - there is no difference - it is the same regime

    Oyage sudu kella Saturday, 12 February 2011 08:46 AM

    Next where ??

    Voters loosers Saturday, 12 February 2011 09:01 AM

    Mubarak is stepping down with 54 Billion $ in the pocket (presumably, world richest man) & 50% of the people of Egypt living less than 2$ a day. Nice retirement allowance for the poor old man.

    nagu Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:50 AM

    Yes RW been there for more than 16 years......

    lion Saturday, 12 February 2011 09:02 AM

    Rajitha who else was like u in ur family?

    Dilan Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:51 AM

    You must be living in RW dreamland.....

    Ibnu Batuta Friday, 11 February 2011 04:44 PM

    No power can stand before people's power. Good lesson for all dictators.

    lion Saturday, 12 February 2011 09:03 AM

    People Power is SUPREME!

    Dilan Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:53 AM

    Good luck for Egypt....The New leader is the former Secret service chief.....Egyptian people will need lot of luck...

    suwantha Friday, 11 February 2011 04:51 PM

    good example for srilankan leaders.leadership cant hand over from father to son.it should come from peoples decision.

    Dilan Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:54 AM

    Yes.....We need to get rid of RW from UNP.....It will be harder than chasing Mubarak......

    L Friday, 11 February 2011 04:47 PM

    Eid mubarak.

    channa Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:55 AM

    After Ranil is chased out from the UNP....

    sxhabeeb Friday, 11 February 2011 04:53 PM

    mankind should be proud of egyptian army, when they said that they will not fire at their own people. Sl Govt should take a lesson from this, I dont mean the current govt, but for all. The army was independant to take thier own decision. they were not the henchmen of dictators. at last another war hero of 1960s became a traitor... and was ashamed, cos he misused his powere....

    channa Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:57 AM

    UNP...

    lion Saturday, 12 February 2011 09:06 AM

    THIS HAPPENED DURING DAY TIME OR NIGHT?

    nagu Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:59 AM

    Yes Rajapaksha defeated the Terrorism.....Remember that....

    anura Friday, 11 February 2011 04:50 PM

    Good move your Excellency

    Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 12 February 2011 09:15 AM

    It will easily reach to Mianmar & China.

    suwantha Friday, 11 February 2011 04:56 PM

    no doubt srilankan also go to street soon if this government not take necessari steps to hold fair elections.

    Ismail A Azeez Friday, 11 February 2011 04:56 PM

    No other options. Raja wenava ....

    Chris Friday, 11 February 2011 05:04 PM

    Great work EGYPT!!! Great determination & grit. Just goes to show that the power of the people reigns supreme and is bigger than any single leader in this world

    M Rifai Nazim Friday, 11 February 2011 05:12 PM

    successfully uninstalled the virus H.Mobarak/30 from Egypt OS

    Jix Friday, 11 February 2011 05:28 PM

    Congrats people of Egypt! I bow my head in respect, gratitude and admiration to your persistence and the dignified non-violent means by which you carried yourself in achieving your goal! Thanks for restoring some sense of hope and faith in ‘people power’

    Common Man Saturday, 12 February 2011 11:23 AM

    Why China?. System took them to Super Power, Long overdue rights may follow now!. But, Chinese style, not western.

    Hybrid Nation Saturday, 12 February 2011 12:00 PM

    I am hoping for a similar revolt in Sri Lanka Very Soon!!!

    desilva Saturday, 12 February 2011 11:56 AM

    We are not far away to kick the King.

    Assitha Saturday, 12 February 2011 12:36 PM

    No. power of guns are supreme.
    It was proved again


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