A deeply dejected and disappointed President Maithripala Sirisena stormed out of the Cabinet meeting this morning after making an emotional speech over the personal attacks levelled at him by the certain members of the UNP, a senior Cabinet Minister said.
President naming those UNP Parliamentarians, who are making statements against him, had also said that a country cannot be ruled in this manner.
He has informed the Ministers present that the Presidential Commission was established by him not to attack the UNP, but to punish the thieves and requested the Ministers to state whether they agree to punishing the thieves or not.
The President who arrived for the Cabinet meeting carried with him a Tape Recorder, and showing it to those present he had said” Some may like to listen to my speech and some may not. But I will make this speech and those who wants to listen to it can do so later”.
President thereafter had spoken for about 35 minutes continuously and had the speech recorded.
“ I left the former government showing my opposition to fraud and corruption, and formed a new government. Is it to continue the same frauds and corruption I ask you. It is true that UNP supporters voted for me, and I owe my gratitude to them. Are the UNP members attacking me to frighten me? Or to chase me out? I do not know whether they are doing these things with a purpose or others leading them to do such things. I walked out that day ignoring the risks I would have to face. Therefore this type of criticisms are not something new to me. Some UNP members are going round saying that the Bond Commission was appointed in order to attack the UNP. I appointed the Bond Commission in order to probe the Bond scam. I have no personal issues with any one. (Sandun A Jayasekera and Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)
ara Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:34
my kids also do this when they r angry
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Ravi Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:35
This wouldn't have happened if MS had instructed his henchmen to avoid slandering PM and the UNP. he willingly allowed them to hit Ranil. Tit for Tat. Bravo UNP
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Mal Monday, 22 January 2018 18:01
Not getting the extra year has jolted him and is coming for a Nervous Breakdown !
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mal Monday, 22 January 2018 18:11
you are correct ... spot on. MS feels insecure from MR and gang after the 5 years. He did a mutty test with the Adikaranaya!
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max Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:35
Yet another proof to prove the fact that, this govt cannot take the country forward but to make it more chaotic! Sad!
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Shehan Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:37
But he is doing much better than previous dictator.
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city Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:38
Sir,this was on the cards from the day you became the chairman of the party.your own SLFP members who were against you and joined you later are responsible for this.at the end of the day the shadow of MR is around you in different ways.even the general public were aware of this.
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Hudson Pieris Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:43
The heat is on.
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Haramanis Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:50
Whatever said and done, the Members must respect the position of President - just like respecting the chair and not sitting down in it when the boss is absent
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varunadhar Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:13
Whatever said and done a person holding an esteemed office should be able to earn the respect of others through words and deeds....
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Park Tuesday, 16 January 2018 18:55
People living in glass houses should not throw stones. If they do they should be willing to get stones thrown at them as well. Running away after attacking one party is childish politics.
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Hermen Tuesday, 16 January 2018 19:13
Life goes on
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jaliya Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:15
Cant take the heat..... then get out of the kitchen.
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sg Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:23
Volcano is near to storm...
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Hubert Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:59
Country need a leader with character from proper background
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sanka Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:23
I salute you sir.
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charlesnj Wednesday, 17 January 2018 12:03
What the UNP has forgotten is that if MS did not have the courage to step out...UNPers would have had none to vote for - and MS has displayed more foresight than RW - just take the case of those responsible for the bond that has bound the UNP....he has not been gullible either!
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Ranja Wednesday, 17 January 2018 12:12
Did MS walked out with his trademark, eating a hopper from the canteen?
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Vpl Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:00
This country is heading somewhere we never expected.PM must resign.
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