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I don’t think Prez will extend his tenure: MR

22 May 2019 02:19 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said he did not think President Maithripala Sirisena would seek an extension of his tenure because he vowed to serve only one term.

Mr. Rajapaksa said this when responding to journalists after visiting several schools in Colombo yesterday.

When asked about his comments on President Sirisena’s alleged attempts to seek an extension in office, he said, “I don’t think he will do that. He came only for one term. I believe he is not a President who will postpone elections,” he said.

This came amid reports that President Sirisena was planing to seek an advisory opinion from the Supreme Court under Article 129 whether he could serve in office till June 20, 2020, thereby postponing the presidential election otherwise scheduled for later this year. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  Comments - 7

  • Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:31 AM

    Both are liars

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:31 AM

    Vows are made to be broken, you fool. Whether he is going to keep his vow or not, you are not going to be re-elected, be sure of that.

    Anthony Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:37 AM

    ALL PRESIDENTS CHANGE THEIR MINDS AND FORGET WHAT THEY SAID ONCE THEY BECOME THE PRESIDENT. NOW SEE YOU, WHO WANT TO BE THE PRESIDENT TILL YOU EXIST.

    Anthony Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:37 AM

    ALL PRESIDENTS CHANGE THEIR MINDS AND FORGET WHAT THEY SAID ONCE THEY BECOME THE PRESIDENT. NOW SEE YOU, WHO WANT TO BE THE PRESIDENT TILL YOU EXIST.

    Ice Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:57 AM

    Well said Anthony! No shame MR!

    Kumara Dharmarathne Wednesday, 22 May 2019 11:08 AM

    Don't forget that both are politicians and they are born to lie.

    MODA BURUWA Wednesday, 22 May 2019 06:19 PM

    SHAME .! . MR doesnt know the meaning of it ! . Otherwise after being the president twice will he become an MP .


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