I am a leader with strong backbone: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday even though some people tried to show that he was a leader without a strong backbone, he had shown that he was a leader with a strong backbone on several occasions including at the 2015 Presidential Election.

“I showed that I have a backbone in January 2015. I again showed that I have a backbone on October 26 last year by changing the government. I have again shown that I have a backbone by appointing two presidential commissions to probe wrongdoings of the present regime and of the last regime. Has any other President from J.R. Jayewardene done something like this? I am a son with pure blood of pure parents. Anyone has the right to go to the courts if the government or I have not done anything wrong,” he said.

He made these comments addressing the ‘Ranaviru Prathilaba Award Ceremony’ at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium last afternoon.

He said he had fought with most dangerous and powerful individuals, companies, underworld characters, drug barons and criminals in his effort to save the country from drugs, narcotics, alcohol, tobacco and smoking because he had a strong and rigid backbone.

“It is not like the backbone of a rat snake or cobra. It is destructible and shatterproof. All these wicked comments are made by those who work on political agendas,” he added.

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  • Melbourne Modaya Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:47 PM

    To further your career now you need a wishbone.!

    S.Praba Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:49 PM

    Really nigga!

    Casanova Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:54 PM

    Prawns think the same.

    Sas Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:54 PM

    Is it April 1st?

    Joe Fernando Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:57 PM

    The bold act of his in 2015 cannot be forgotten. That has done the greatest good to the Country enabling people to express freely and openly , a freedom that did not exist for many years prior to that time.

    Misunderstood Tuesday, 23 July 2019 03:16 PM

    is not this another controversy?? I thought he is a son of the soil not any parents!!!

    mike Tuesday, 23 July 2019 06:10 PM

    if you say you have a back bone then what would MR

    George Harry Tuesday, 23 July 2019 07:43 PM

    Sir, the BACKBONE

    Aney Yako Tuesday, 23 July 2019 09:35 PM

    Only those who have no backbone have to claim that they do! You are the worst President in the history of Sri Lanka!

    Aney Yako Tuesday, 23 July 2019 09:36 PM

    Only those who have no backbone have to claim that they do! You are the worst President in the history of Sri Lanka!

    Aney Yako Tuesday, 23 July 2019 09:36 PM

    Only those who have no backbone have to claim that they do! You are the worst President in the history of Sri Lanka!

    IVJ Wednesday, 24 July 2019 10:57 AM

    Hmmm, backbone alone is not good enough. Can you prove that you a brain too?

    Rhonda Taylor Wednesday, 24 July 2019 11:24 AM

    If you really think you have a back bone, what were you doing over the past few years in which you were President - watching what your corrupt Parliamentarians were doing?? you should catch them all by their necks and throw them out - then we will say - YOU HAVE A BACK BONE


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