’I have no plan to quit office after two years’: PM

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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that he had no plans whatsoever to retire from office after two years.

He told the Daily Mirror that he was elected by the people for a period of five years, and therefore he would not leave office before the completion of his term.

“I have no intention to leave office after two years, despite contradictory media reports,” he said.

He contested the April 5 General Election representing the Kurunegala district. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 14

  • Tamil Thursday, 10 September 2020 04:02 AM

    The strong man who wanted to go on and on, suddenly making statements like this indicates he has some serious problem, probably health problem.

    Roshan samarathunga Thursday, 10 September 2020 04:07 AM

    Well this is Sri Lankan politics. Job is for life. We must promote among young educated charismatic leaders who want to come to politics. Immortal leader is gone. Please create some opportunities among ethnic minorities young generation. Sri Lanka is belong to everyone not belong to few families

    J Jayawardana Thursday, 10 September 2020 05:47 AM

    Please don't. We need politicians over 80s who can give youth guidance!

    Lumbini Thursday, 10 September 2020 06:28 AM

    Never heard a politician retiring in Sri Lanka. They are so dedicated and want to serve the country until death.

    Odin Thursday, 10 September 2020 06:46 AM

    Of course, now he has grand children also to cator to, no?

    hoodwinker Thursday, 10 September 2020 07:38 AM

    Probably the Brother will change the Prez term to 3 instead of two terms.

    Yehiya Thursday, 10 September 2020 08:53 AM

    I strongly feel never do the job for two years.

    Anu jay Monday, 14 September 2020 04:32 PM

    He is not going anywhere unless otherwise he confine to bed(even if he can speake he will stay in the power) or die.

    Sri lankan Thursday, 10 September 2020 09:06 AM

    Incorporate a term limit of the PM post in the 20th amendment

    MAN (mahinda) PROPOSES ....... Thursday, 10 September 2020 11:29 AM

    Best wishes

    Leo Thursday, 10 September 2020 11:52 AM

    He has a few more gimmicks up his sleeve, to play, so he needs more time.

    manhatton Thursday, 10 September 2020 01:34 PM

    I know he has no plan to die. good luck.

    Chux Thursday, 10 September 2020 02:34 PM

    What an unfortunate nation

    Sunil Thursday, 10 September 2020 02:39 PM

    Companies have a retirement age. They lay people when business go down or for non performance. But politics no retirement age, no retrenchment, continue taking debts after debt to pay these guys. We need a new code to have retirement age, no of terms, conditions to fire them, Key Performance Indicators to achieve


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