President says undecided whether to run in upcoming poll

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President Maithripala Sirisena said today that he had not decided on seeking another term in an election that is due by year-end, Reuters reported.

"I am not in a hurry to decide whether to stand," Sirisena told a news conference in New Delhi, a day after attending Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Sirisena has faced criticism over his leadership after a string of deadly suicide bombings killed more than 250 people in the island nation on April 21.

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  • Nihal Silva Friday, 31 May 2019 05:21 PM

    Lols, traitor. Judas has been put to shame by the way you have betrayed the people of this country. If you run, you are wasting space on the ballot paper.

    Francis Friday, 31 May 2019 05:28 PM

    Good decision not to come forward as he knows what he will get Remember that Indian candidate who received only 5 votes when there were 9 members in his immediate family alone. Good lesson

    Runner Friday, 31 May 2019 05:28 PM

    Never again: Definitely running: Going home: Now not sure: We will see when he returns from India!!!

    Modas Friday, 31 May 2019 05:31 PM

    Thanks, and you can save the country if you do not contest again!

    malij Friday, 31 May 2019 05:51 PM

    Just run

    decentgent Friday, 31 May 2019 07:40 PM

    You have no leadership qualities. The best for you is take up farming and make this country self sufficient in agriculture. This is the only good thing you can do for ruining this country.

    decentgent Friday, 31 May 2019 07:40 PM

    You have no leadership qualities. The best for you is take up farming and make this country self sufficient in agriculture. This is the only good thing you can do for ruining this country.

    Nadeesha Friday, 31 May 2019 07:41 PM

    Please leave gracefully rather then suffering humiliating defeat.

    Banda Friday, 31 May 2019 07:50 PM

    Even if he decided , he has no chance .But there is a chance for him to go to Jail.

    Man Monday, 03 June 2019 10:39 AM

    Yes. The President has not stolen like other leaders of SL and improve white van culture and thuggery, to be suitable.


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