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President Maithripala Sirisena said that slander and defamation are not issues for him during his journey towards making a better future for the country and the people.

He expressed these views at an event held to unveil a Buddha statue at Sri Dharma Vijayaloka Maha Viharaya in Pannipitiya yesterday.

“Even the Buddha was insulted during that time. There is no wonder that I also have to face insults and slander in this society, which is deteriorating due to commercialization”, he said.

The President recalled that Mahathma Gandhi and Srimath S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike were also insulted.

He pointed out that today modern technology is used for disgracing people than using it for the gaining knowledge, social development or building a better society.

He said the young generation should be spiritually developed in order to save them from this harmful social condition.

The President, who paid the floral tribute to the Buddha statue, opened it for the worship of the people.

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  • chandra Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:37 PM

    There are some positive notes to be taken from the critisism. If you blind on those. that is end of the story Mr. President. via DM Android App

    lee Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:48 PM

    Yes its time spiritual programs are made compulsory otherwise at the current trend future generations are going to become like animals as predicted by the buddha..

    ReaderD Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:25 PM

    It is not slander and defamation but inaction against corruption and fraud. Did this regime find a single major case of last regime, NO failed. Instead CB robbery? is coming up. You may preach but surely loose next election.

    High Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:52 PM

    Mr President Never mind how good you are Have elections Let people decide

    ceylon Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:46 PM

    wait for few yearspeople waiting to send you homeafter that they send you to jail. via DM Android App

    joke Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:50 PM

    If you don't counteract and deal with it promptly ,you will have to face the consequences and repercussions at the next election! Our people our fools they believe any lie if it is repeated often.!

    Roy Thursday, 17 August 2017 04:52 AM

    Democrats against Corruption says the president has caused a Rs. 3 billion loss to the state by granting eight frequencies to Maharaja organization without any tender calling. In a statement, it questions as to why no investigation is taking place into this loss. Maharaja has been given the frequencies unlike in any other country despite their could have been sold at very high prices in order to increase competitiveness in 700 mega hertz or above broadband frequencies, it says. That had been done after president Sirisena took the TRC under his control. The last time over-700 mega hertz frequencies were sold by the state, an income of 25 million dollars was earned. However, president Sirisena has violated all state financial policies and handed over the frequencies to Maharaja, causing a Rs. 3,000 million loss to the state, it notes.Despite the auditor general’s having said no recognized mechanism is in place to investigate corruption in a bond sale, a commission has been set u


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