Changes before Vesak: President

2017-04-20 12:27:23

President Maithripala Sirisena today said there will be changes in the government activities within the next two weeks, including changes in heads of state institutions. He said this would entail in how things would be done by the government as well especially with regard to development activities.

Asked what the changes were and whether there would be a cabinet reshuffle, the President replied that everybody would be able to see the changes before Vesak (May 13-14).

The President who was addressing the editors and media heads at the President’s House today also emphasized that the country was not facing an economic crisis. He noted that there were positive steps being taken in the economic front with the advice of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He said the Finance Minister and other officials were in Washington discussing matters with the IMF and the outcome looked very positive.

The President assured that the country is heading positively towards economic stability. He added that the country’s foreign reserves have already exceeded US Dollars 5 billion and expected to improve further in the coming months. He said that the international market prices of tea, rubber and coconut have increased, thus there is a positive trend in foreign exchange earnings from these traditional exports. “The economy is very sound and there is no possibility at all about an economic collapse,” he said.

  Comments - 19

  • Shelly. Thursday, 20 April 2017 13:48

    Without increasing self foot. via DM Android App

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    Jilla Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:59

    The solution is easy. Replace RaviK with Eran or Harsha

    Reply : 0       15

    sathees Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:08

    Many systems, Many commissions, what's the use?

    Reply : 4       41

    Lankan Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:38

    After two year? Do we smell an election?

    Reply : 2       15

    Mason Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:16

    The speeches made, statements issued by various Ministers about better administration have become a laughing matter. Cannot they buckle down to a job without making a noise, should they really care !

    Reply : 2       18

    Sambo Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:21

    Dear Sir, Start by throwing out the uneducated and inefficient from parliament. The problem lies there.

    Reply : 1       17

    Sylvester Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:50

    No wonder, US dollar is over Rs.144. lol

    Reply : 2       11

    alex Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:13

    it is a very sorry situation that what ever the new things the Govt. launches, soon proves to be a flop or need to be changed again and again. This is the experience we citizens have got observing the lawsuits filed against Govt. People's protests challenging many bills,acts, laws, rules, regulations, decisions taken etc.etc. against Govt. This has become a habitual process. What President should do is to restore strict discipline in the Govt.machine and bring all the corrupted ministers etc. to justice and above all expedite all pending fraud/murder cases against those from MR regime etc. Without doing these initial things Govt. lethargy and inefficiency remains despite bogus changes. Clip and limit PM's powers is the biggest change the Prez. should do.

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    karthik Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:14

    People are expecting a change as they don't see any difference etween the previous and present govt.

    Reply : 7       7

    Booruwa Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:27

    Change is a good thing but our politicians don't know how to implement anything that is good for our people. All they know is to clamor for more car permits, increase their salaries and feather their own nests.

    Reply : 0       10

    Lal Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:03

    Remove RaviK and put Harsha or Eran to the position. This is a big waste of talent

    Reply : 2       10

    JAN Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:16

    MS Please Act Fast to Good Governance with Strict Order via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       3

    Haramanis Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:24

    Coming ... coming - just like the cinema trailer!! - don't hold your breath!!

    Reply : 3       15

    ceylon Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:32

    how many times said this .talkers dont do.doers dont talk. via DM Android App

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    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 21 April 2017 08:05

    Encouraging talk. One thing I know, since it's a part of my subject at my workplace is that the foreign exchange rates are fluctuating at a rate and raising on a daily basis. I am not an economic pundit but I feel something is terribly wrong quite against the colourful picture the President is trying to depict. But of course I hope the President is accurate for our sake.

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    clad Friday, 21 April 2017 08:14

    we cant expect anything other than the ministry changes like Im the previous governments via DM Android App

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    clad Friday, 21 April 2017 08:25

    government did not listen to the astrologist when they said auspicious times are not good so better to appoint a ministry for astrology via DM Android App

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    clad Friday, 21 April 2017 08:41

    you changed the government also no January 8 what is the progress country got via DM Android App

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    Flanker Friday, 21 April 2017 08:42

    Changing heads is not what is important, the need of the hour is to hold elections and the winning party appointing the best sans corrupted

    Reply : 0       0

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