Defeat pressure says PM

28 April 2010 03:46 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Indika Sri Aravinda                                                                        


Prime Minister D.M Jayaratna, who assumed duties at the Prime Minister's office this morning, called for unity among all the political parties in order to defeat international pressure and develop the country which has seen the end of a more than 30 year conflict with the LTTE.

The Premier noted that if all the political parties join forces while having their own political agendas then outside pressure can be defeated and the country can also develop.

Prime Minister Jayaratna also said that Sri Lanka has a lot of potential if the people work together and can even go “beyond the moon”.

“This post is not mine but given by people so the people have the right to protect my post,” Prime Minister D.M Jayaratna further added. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 15

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2010 12:49 PM

    Before we talk of unity in the country, let us see what sort of unity is there in the Cabinet itself after the new appointments have been announced.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 06:19 AM

    Well said PM. United we stand. Divided we fall. It is high time we all unite in the national interest of the country and for the good of all its citizens.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 06:27 AM

    yOU WAITED PATIENTLY FOR THE PMs POST WITHOUT RESORTING TO VIOLENCE. YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESNT BELIEVE IN REVENGEFUL POLITICS. GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 06:38 AM

    Political unity cannot be achieved practically in any country.

    DM can put forward his proposals first for national unity. Sooner the better. Sri Lankans, by the election results have placed their rust in DM and MR. The expectations are high.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 06:53 AM

    We Sri Lankans do not have the meaning of "Unity" in our dictionary.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 07:40 AM

    We dont have any unity, they all want to be the winners.
    just now the opposition parties are lost without power.
    they want power for their personal benifit.that is why
    they object to every agenda.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 04:19 AM

    What an original statement.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 04:20 AM

    National unity? Begin by releasing the General from unlawful detention.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 04:38 AM

    Agree with Kanthi's comment fully.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 09:49 AM

    Sri Lankan embassies the world over should also be empowered to play an active & proactive role in countering outside pressure. Of course, the government should try the clean up their act & tie up loose ends.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 04:56 AM

    Do you know the meaning of UNITY???? If you do, you wouldn't have made this statement, because there has never been any unity and will never be there (in SL).

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:01 AM

    Wow such wisdom! Amazing! Good luck sir!

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:14 AM

    Very good we will have our Prime Minister for another term!!Yes Sir, we will unite to give our PM elect votes to govern us till he is 90.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:27 AM

    He is a gentleman but he will not survive long in the current regime.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:55 AM

    We should appreciate the move. Prime minister should applauded loudly. Before all govt. should demonstrate and maintain the national descipline. It should come from the top level. Without law and order put in the right track you cannot have unity among the people.


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