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14 February 2018 06:05 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should admit their mistake and apologize to the people, Purawesi Balaya Co-Convener K.W. Janaranjana said yesterday.

He told a news conference that the President and the Prime Minister should make up their minds to work according to the mandate given to them in 2015 and underscored the fact that they would not leave any room for the Rajapaksa regime to return to power again.

Mr. Janaranjana said the mandate given to the President and the Prime Minister would not become null and void in the wake of the results of the Local Government elections.

“Today we are facing the repercussions of not carrying out the people's mandate. This is like the race between the hare and the tortoise. As the government did not act on its mandate using the authority vested in it, a tortoise that was not in contention won the race. The rulers should keep this in mind,” he said.

Mr. Janaranjana said they met the President and the Prime Minister yesterday and pointed out that civil society and Purawesi groups still had the opportunity of discussing their issues with the two leaders.

“This kind of freedom is commendable. That was not possible during the Rajapaksa regime. We expect an action plan going beyond the discussions and acknowledge that the government has done a huge amount of work,” he said. (Sujith Hewajulige)

  Comments - 11

  • citizen Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:07 AM

    Apology not enough, 2 must act. What they destroyed together is SAITM with nearly 1000 students. Correct by affiliating absorbing to new state to finish final MBBS. The Supreme Court case is in 2 weeks time

    Premalal Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:22 AM

    This situation appears to be as a result of the first deal done in the early hours of the Presidential election morning when RW was invited by MR. They bargained the post of the Prime minister (with only 40 odd UNP seats) for protection for the Rajapaksas. RW is doing a great job of it but the tragedy is that a somewhat reserved man MS is paying a heavy price.

    Waco Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:27 AM

    My3 was trying to prove, he was more wiser than Late Honorable Mr. J.R. Jayawardena.

    Nimal Tissa Wijetunga Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:45 AM

    Mr. Janaranjana is day dreaming. No body can prevent reemrgence of great leader His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse as that was the peoples' choice and their wish too as amply demonstrated by the Local Government election results.

    Ajja Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:50 AM

    The President and PM dont care about the common mass.May be both of them dont have back bone to take bold decisions against the wrong doers.Can you imagine all of those culprits are now in the box seat????what a crazy world!!!!

    Ceylon Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:08 PM

    Not only apologise,they must go to jail.

    Ganesh Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:10 PM

    The president should be bold enough to keep his promises meaningful for which he daringly came out of Rajapakesa's barbarian rule with Rajitha and others who had backbone risking their lives .This victory should not be construed that of Rajapakesa's personal victory but the objection raised against the President and the government which is the general views of all and not understandable by Rajapakses themselves.

    suneth Wednesday, 14 February 2018 03:04 PM

    well said, spot on

    Jayawewa Wednesday, 14 February 2018 02:58 PM

    Ceylon Y didnt you propose to sendMR and His Alibaba looters Y only MS

    Nimal Tissa Wijetunga Thursday, 15 February 2018 07:39 AM

    Mr. Janranjana apperes to be day dreaming as he must realize that His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse is the choice of Sri Lankan people.Therefore, Mr Janaranjana or anybody cannot stop him coming to power.

    Cristo Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:00 PM

    This election was a protest vote .....a wake up call to the government...but everyone remembers the lack of freedom of the last regime you really want all that back again

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