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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had failed to find solutions to the problems the country was facing, and that was why the former Government called for a Presidential Election two years before the predecessor’s term ended, President Maithripala Sirirsena said yesterday.

“The former President called for elections two years in advance because they were unable to deliver solutions to the problems the country was facing. People voted me in with the hope that I would deliver what I promised,” he said in an interview last night.

He said Sri Lanka, which had been one of the most isolated nations internationally in the past, was now transformed into a country accepted worldwide with many powerful friends.

Meanwhile, the President said the Unity Government ushered an alternative to the country torn apart by party divisions, since Independence.

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  • Damian Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:30 PM

    All you're capable is harping about MR for over a year what a failure

    Ravi Monday, 28 March 2016 06:24 PM

    Just resign ha ha ha ha

    Lanka Monday, 28 March 2016 06:34 PM

    So......what the heck are YOU doing.....

    Saman Monday, 28 March 2016 06:35 PM

    Yup! This time PK coming to win.

    Disgusted Voter Monday, 28 March 2016 06:37 PM

    If an election is held tomorrowMS will be wiped out.This does not mean that people will vote thecorrupt MR and his cronies in.Sadly the JVP has not won the peoplesconfidence. via DM Android App

    An economist Monday, 28 March 2016 06:39 PM

    as of right now this government is paying of debts of the previous government and also try to strengthen the country financially. What most lankans dont understand is that you cant manage an economy with ease specially when its damaged financially. Therefore in time this government will be able to make this country prosperous with the plans thry havr at hand. via DM Android App

    TONY Monday, 28 March 2016 06:49 PM

    A BABY WILL TAKE TIME TO WALK, THEN RUN. LIKEWISE YOU CANNOT EXPECT A NEWLY ELECTED GOVT AFTER A LAPSE OF 10 YEARS TO CHANGE THINGS OVERNIGHT LIKE MAGIC. THERE ARE SEVERAL MATTERS TO REDO BEFORE GOING AHEAD WITH THEIR PLAN THAT RW HAS SPELLED OUT IN PARLIAMENT. YOU NEED TIME TO DELVIER

    Liswom Monday, 28 March 2016 07:25 PM

    You are mistaken MS. MR called for elections two years I. advance because he wanted to take paths in Nov 2016 and continued for another six more years. He wanted Namal to reach 35 years so he would it call it a day in 2022 and get Namal nominated for the 2022 presidential elections. Power greedy family. Thank God we got rid of the Rajapaksha clan. via DM Android App

    TONY Monday, 28 March 2016 12:31 PM

    MR CALLED FOR EARLY ELECTIONS SO THAT IF HE HAD WON HE COULD HAVE GONE ON FOR TWO ADDITIONAL YEARS. THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE AMENDED TO STATE THAT PRESIDENT ELECT SHOULD TAKE OFFICE WITHING THREE MONTHS OF HIM/HER BEING ELECTED TO OFFICE. NOW 5 YEAR TERM STARTS FROM DATE OF TAKING OATHS EVEN AFTER SEVERAL YEARS

    Sad Day Monday, 28 March 2016 12:33 PM

    You've wasted one year and three months by just talking only, we the masses continue to stagger from one disaster to another

    Daham Monday, 28 March 2016 12:35 PM

    People are totally fed up hearing the President talking about MR's mistakes. People knew all these. That is why he was sent home. Just stop talking nonsense and start doing something worthwhile for the country.

    lokka aia Monday, 28 March 2016 12:41 PM

    what o.0 via DM Android App

    Daham Monday, 28 March 2016 12:52 PM

    Yes, it is true that,"People voted you in, with the hope that you would deliver what you promised". However, you have failed to deliver miserably. People are not worried about getting isolated internationally.Although, you think that the Unity Government ushered an alternative to the country torn apart by party divisions, it created Intra -Party(SLFP) divisions to the hilt.

    SUDA Monday, 28 March 2016 01:04 PM

    MS now its enough to put blame on other. You all took the country by knowing all these facts. Country is going for a financial crisis. India buying lands from Sri Lanka. You are going to give indian companies to provide electricity our country and india will have major chunk. Why have you stopped port city. All dramas ,we ordinary citized will be here forever poor.

    DW Monday, 28 March 2016 01:44 PM

    or call for fresh elections so that the people can decide!

    Ravi Monday, 28 March 2016 01:47 PM

    you understand now tooo late he he he

    RM Monday, 28 March 2016 02:22 PM

    DO YOU WANT HIM TO DO EVERYTHING THAT MR COULD NOT DO FOR 10 YEARS IN 1 YEAR.HE HAS RESTORED DEMOCRACY IN THIS COUNTRY.ITS MORE THAN ENOUGH. via DM Android App

    Nelum Fernando Monday, 28 March 2016 02:27 PM

    What have you delivered so far? What happened to all the promises given before the elections? Enough listening to your Rasa Katha.

    KEERTHI Monday, 28 March 2016 02:52 PM

    Can you tell us your achievements for the past one year and 03 months?

    Jana handa Monday, 28 March 2016 02:57 PM

    Time for you to go too.

    Sharon Monday, 28 March 2016 03:11 PM

    Simple.... you shouldn't have contested. Let him suffer....................... 100 days was too attractive Sir.

    Aruna Monday, 28 March 2016 03:30 PM

    MR held election much earlier coz he was he was much confident of what he had done to the country, ending war on the way to the miracle of Asia. However people were deceived by your Yahapalana slogan and now you are afraid of holding elections.

    mike Monday, 28 March 2016 03:32 PM

    MR delivered peace which we are ever grateful despite the other failings in corruption etc.. what have you done? your main problem is about massage parlors

    Aruna Monday, 28 March 2016 03:32 PM

    Your statements are merely for amusements,

    Black jack Monday, 28 March 2016 03:44 PM

    We can't have every things instantly will give him some more time he will solove all the problem

    Silva Monday, 28 March 2016 05:33 PM

    Did MR fullfilled all his promises?


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