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No one in government listens to me: President

8 March 2019 10:30 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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There is no one in this government who accepts what I say, President Maithripala Sirisena said. 

Speaking at the launch of the Sinhala translation of “The Viceroy Special”, authored by Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, President Sirisena said that he told those responsible for the construction of the Colombo-Kandy Expressway to continue with their work without flattening mountains and ruining the environment, but they continue building this road ignoring my instructions and it is clear that there is no one in this government who accepts what he says. 

The President said, "Everybody knows that I am the minister in charge of the subject of environment and before the construction of the Colombo-Kandy Expressway began I told the big man in Colombo and the big man in Kandy not to level the mountains. 

I am not an engineer but as a person who loves the environment, I explained the way this expressway should be built. Three years ago I explained to them that the expressway should be built from Ambepussa to Kurunegala avoiding any harm to the mountains. 

Even today the time spent to travel from Kurunegala to Kandy is only 35 minutes. Therefore I requested them to widen the road from Kurunegala to Kandy but to avoid levelling any mountains along the way, but it seems that they are not listening to me," he charged. (Harshana Thushara Silva)

  Comments - 15

  • C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 08 March 2019 10:42 AM

    Result of underhand deals and the biggest consipiracy to topple the legally elected goverment. this goverment has no faith on you Sir, because you are a traitor.

    Unchikun Friday, 08 March 2019 10:50 AM

    I am not surprised. When one talks sense, everyone listens.

    mango Friday, 08 March 2019 10:58 AM

    How can anybody listen to a fool, when known to be a fool......

    Janaka from Matara Friday, 08 March 2019 10:58 AM

    Only good thing I heard about this otherwise useless government.

    Dxb Friday, 08 March 2019 02:45 PM

    This guy shld be shameful making public announcement of his inability to control and administer the country

    Jet setting Gamarala Friday, 08 March 2019 02:53 PM

    There's not much point in listening to a mumbling fool ,is it ?The shoes you are wearing now is too big for a simon like you and your behavior is the testament to that.

    Jet setting Gamarala Friday, 08 March 2019 02:53 PM

    There's not much point in listening to a mumbling fool ,is it ?The shoes you are wearing now is too big for a simon like you and your behavior is the testament to that.

    Adrian Friday, 08 March 2019 04:52 PM

    What do you expect. A clown needs a circus to perform.

    Sam Friday, 08 March 2019 05:17 PM

    A president with no power. A very frightening scenario because all the makes of a coup is visible.

    Be Fair Friday, 08 March 2019 09:04 PM

    Noted. Please resign, get back to Farming. Every one will then take notice and admire you for that

    DN Friday, 08 March 2019 09:35 PM

    I don't think President knows the distance between Kurunegala and Kandy. It is 42 Km and even in normal traffic hours, it takes more than 1 1/2 hours. Like Politicians normal citizens don't travel high speed with the escort. Just lying without knowing facts.

    DN Friday, 08 March 2019 09:35 PM

    I don't think President knows the distance between Kurunegala and Kandy. It is 42 Km and even in normal traffic hours, it takes more than 1 1/2 hours. Like Politicians normal citizens don't travel high speed with the escort. Just lying without knowing facts.

    perere Monday, 11 March 2019 03:44 AM

    they will if he has something worthwhile to say. everytime he opens his mouth "£"£" comes out.

    hoodwinker Tuesday, 12 March 2019 06:38 AM

    I am bloody sure you have at least one of your secretary's who'd translate[ on a daily basis ] what's been said about you in the English Daily's isn't it ??

    Anonymous Friday, 15 March 2019 03:28 PM

    Tire, but no point listening to a bitch who will be voted out like Sirisena


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