Do your part says MR

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By Ajith Lal Shantha Udaya and P.A.K Wijesundara


President Mahinda Rajapakse stated that the public should take a stand and ‘do their duty’ towards the country instead of expecting the government ‘to do everything’. He made the comments with regard to the dengue situation prevailing in the country.

The President was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Maternity and Children’s Ward of the Ratnapura General Hospital this morning,

President Rajapakse said, “People should do their duty towards the country. They should take measures to clean their gardens and then we can eliminate this dangerous situation. The government can’t handle this situation on its own. We have to do this with the assistance of the public. Meanwhile we will also take measures to import medicine, dengue eradicating bacteria from other countries.” (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Leslie Friday, 30 July 2010 06:50 AM

    Expecting the Leaders to set an example is the least you could expect from them. They are busy amassing wealth.

    Charlie Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:29 PM

    These Dengue maduruwas are all traitors! If only the govt could catch them, you'd know where they'll end up! ha ha

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 30 July 2010 06:52 AM

    The so called "people" have gone and attacked another media institution today: so, what is the government going to do about it now.

    Leslie Friday, 30 July 2010 06:58 AM

    If the public are to do their duty as said by the President, the whole bunch of politicians should be kicked out, and hand over the Country to China, Singapore or Malaysia to be governed by them.

    vani Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:59 PM

    harvesting our blunder we made during the election

    raj Friday, 30 July 2010 01:36 AM

    it looks like citizens have no ability to think on their own.

    Kumar Wijayasekara Friday, 30 July 2010 01:59 AM

    You are doing excatly the opposite. So what do you expect?

    senra Friday, 30 July 2010 02:09 AM

    Last time heard the government is the people

    banana republic Friday, 30 July 2010 02:31 AM

    The public have an attitude that govt should do everything is because of socialist indoctrination by politicians like yourselves.

    Nimal Weerasuriya Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:02 PM

    True, we have to do our part and you have the right ro sak so. Before that Mr. prasident, are you sure that you have done your part?

    Deepal Friday, 30 July 2010 02:54 AM

    The President is right. We will do our part by following Mervyn Silva. Presently, we are collecting rope to tie up Health officials.

    bash Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:24 PM

    What situation can the govt handle, that is the reason for so many protests against the police, people are doing their best

    Geronimo Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:26 PM

    But the public are a half starved, penniless, harassed lot whose hands are tied up by the government. What can it do?
    Over to you Prez!!!

    AJ - COLOMBO Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:39 PM

    Dear Mr. President, every man and women have done their respectable duty, If not you wont be standing at the Maternity Ward and addressing the gathering.

    arasoysa Friday, 30 July 2010 03:24 AM

    Lokka.. People are doing their best. But our govt dont do anything other than being part of the problem.

    Shovini Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:54 PM

    I dont think he does know what he is talking about

    Sumal Friday, 30 July 2010 03:53 AM

    There you go. An indication things are going out of control.

    Bird Eye Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:13 PM

    You made a mistake.

    Saradial Friday, 30 July 2010 04:15 AM

    You are good in ball passing

    Thomas Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:56 PM

    LET THE LEADERS SET EXAMPLES TO THE CITIZENS TO FOLLOW

    Bluff Bluff Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:10 PM

    "Ova denu parahata, thama sammathayehi pihita sita"

    Maha Kaira Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:10 PM

    It's every man for himself now - good luck surviving!

    Concerned Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:12 PM

    Politicians must first set an example to the general public, by doing what they have promised to do. Then, the people will follow them.

    Ash Di Spentaneous Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:52 PM

    If the govenrment has nothing more to do than the people, then why should you'll enjoy all the luxuries, paid out of OUR tax money? You enjoy, and ask us to work?

    GK Friday, 30 July 2010 05:23 AM

    Do you think the citizens in this country intentionally breed Dengue Mosquitoes. The people are doing their part. Ask your MCs, UCs to clear up the garbage and Clean that drains. If people need to do that as well. Better we stop paying taxes to the govt and do everything by ourselves.

    AJ - COLOMBO Friday, 30 July 2010 05:24 AM

    good one

    jeena Friday, 30 July 2010 10:41 AM

    the people did their part that's why you are the president, now its up to you and your government to keep your promises for the peoples well being.

    Karthik Friday, 30 July 2010 05:30 AM

    If u had done your part, we would have not lost GSP+ and made thousands of garments workers and there families future dark

    bash Friday, 30 July 2010 05:35 AM

    why do we pay taxes, can we keep them ourselves and do all the work ???

    bash Friday, 30 July 2010 05:36 AM

    we are doing our duty by paying taxes and at the same time bribe also to get our work done by the govt depts.. what more ???

    jeena Friday, 30 July 2010 11:00 AM

    If your ministers were doing their duties well (since they are also people, not gods) they wont be so Fat ?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:42 PM

    If everything "ought to be done by the public," then why have a government, with a large cabinet, enjoying every luxury in this world?

    R.Dias Friday, 30 July 2010 11:35 AM

    What part and to whom are you referring ??

    Roger Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:20 PM

    The government should realise that Dengue could stop the tourist revival, dead in its tracks!

    citizen1 Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:09 PM

    After you, sir!

    raj Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:09 PM

    The public will pay you TAX and will also give you their vote and power ... for you to live in luxury!


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