I opted to remain neutral paving way for free and fair poll: President

15 November 2019 01:09 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena said today a free and fair election was being held in the country for the first time in its history because he had decided to remain neutral.

He said this was a key feature in a government which respects democracy.

“I have instructed security and police personnel to ensure a free and fair election as Defence Minister and as the Minister in charge of the police. This election will be historical because of my decision of remaining neutral," the President said.

He said this at a function held at the Police Department Auditorium where he was felicitated for his service rendered as the minister in charge of the police.

  Comments - 7

  • Cabral Jayantha Friday, 15 November 2019 03:34 PM

    Why you attended CC meeting chaired by a so called Prof. Very very neutral Ha ha ha

    Loki salli Friday, 15 November 2019 03:36 PM

    I,m surprised he,s even in the country .Having spent most of the last 5 years outside of it ,on a big jolly .Which candidate in their right mind would want his endorsement .That's a kiss of death ,that is

    True to yourself Friday, 15 November 2019 04:40 PM

    Mr.President, don't you thinking that you are fooling the general public.

    Nikan-Sena Friday, 15 November 2019 05:33 PM

    That is better than setting fire to our paddy fields!!

    Dem O crazy Saturday, 16 November 2019 06:45 AM

    After postponing local govt elections for two years and completely postponing Provincial council elections you could not withhold the presidential elections due to constitutional constraints. that is the truth

    Truth Behind Saturday, 16 November 2019 07:07 AM

    Gamaya's BS If he did his job properly during last 5 Jarapaksa Family

    Ram Sunday, 17 November 2019 01:57 AM

    He is hopeful that the winner will give him nomination to enter Parliament. Bothe sides wil ignore this man


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