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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today charged that there is a move to mislead the public with regard to the statement issued by the Joint Karaka Sabha of Asgiriya and Malwathu chapters as the Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter is not even in the country.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe who made this remark just after accepting a report on a research carried out on the new constitution by the Sri Lanka College of Journalism and several other organizations at the Parliamentary complex last morning.

'One of the gentlemen gathered here said there are allegations with regard to the new constitution. Who is making those allegations? Look at the newspapers today. They are carrying a story saying the most venerable Maha Nayaka Theras are against the new constitution. I spoke to venerable Maha Nayaka Thera of the Malawathu chapter. He is out of the country at the moment. I spoke to him today. Therefore how can the media carry his picture? How can media mislead the public in this manner? The draft of the constitution is yet to be made. Will you give front page headlines for my story as well? You went ‘Kade’ for Rajapaksas once. Do you have to do it again," he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Indika Thursday, 19 October 2017 06:59 PM

    Anyway Sri Lankan mainstream media reflect the voice and pulse of the nation.

    samantha Friday, 20 October 2017 07:01 AM

    I can understand your pulse by your words.

    welikala Thursday, 19 October 2017 07:01 PM

    'Hon PM' is talking about media

    Edirisuriya Thursday, 19 October 2017 07:04 PM

    before doing constitutions hold local elections to know how popular your govt is.

    WalUura Friday, 20 October 2017 05:38 AM

    Local elections for what. Country has manged quite well for two and a half years without the bribe taking parasites.

    lkboy Thursday, 19 October 2017 07:17 PM

    Does the chief prelate matter? The decision was from the Sangha Council.

    dp Friday, 20 October 2017 12:39 PM

    exactly...if a decition was taken bt the UNP it will carry the picture of ranil . even if he is overeas.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 20 October 2017 12:48 PM

    How about involving the prelates to draft it so that it could be passed without any division.

    Tikiri Thursday, 19 October 2017 07:20 PM

    Nobody is misleading the public like yahapalanaya

    Dickie bird Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:37 PM

    before all that, lets see what you got to say to the PCol...That is more important to the 6.2m 5.8m people.people are concerned when Looters are Rulers of the Country.Constitution was not in your manifesto and this is not what voters wanted.Fulfill your promises instead of deviating from major issues.

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:42 PM

    MEDIA OR PM CANNOT MISLEAD THIS COUNTRYMEN, BUT THERE ARE SOMETHING AGAINST THIS NEW CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT, IT IS NOT FAULT OF THIS MEDIUM, DAILYMIRROR IS THE MIRROR OF THIS NATION.

    Banda Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:00 PM

    We perfectly understand what Mahanayakes said and their position on constitution and other national affairs. You must not twist and spin the substance of what they said

    a former journalist Friday, 20 October 2017 01:37 AM

    What a disgrace? working as a journalist any where in the world is a responsible duty ...but ...in Sri-Lanka journalists are just as corrupt as Mahinda Jarapakasa and Company, the family of Rajapakses brought disrepute to the whole of Sri-Lanka around the world, Still these journalists who write more about Sinhalese Buddhist and Nationalist with their writings on nationalist bullshit...in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic and multi religious country...some of these journalists did`nt have guts to answer the Prime Ministers allegations...because its true they mislead the public....Please don`t write untruth but be true to your self and report the truth...

    Sunil Friday, 20 October 2017 06:35 AM

    The attempt to pass this new constitution will also be a dismal failure of this regime.

    SL Friday, 20 October 2017 06:40 AM

    කොලේ වහල ගහන්න ගියොත් බහුතරයක් නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවට කැමති නොවෙන බව සිකුරුයි.This gvt has been cheating public ever since they came in to power.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 20 October 2017 06:56 AM

    Hey P.M. We saw the media release issued by Asgiri and Malwatta s office . So what hat are you talking ?

    Jema Friday, 20 October 2017 07:07 AM

    PM knows for him to remain in power he needs Tamil votes,

    sobers Friday, 20 October 2017 07:28 AM

    Majority of our journalists are not independent, The Editorial should be unbiased. it seems for monetary gains certain journalists including TV channels are biased. This doesn't augur well for the readers and viewers. Majority of the educated public knows it very well.

    Nirmal Fernando Friday, 20 October 2017 12:16 PM

    Is this man trying to say that the whole nation is supportive of the new constitution and the media printed otherwise? Come on PM, don't try to fool the people by wagging newspapers to the camera. The real truth is you are trying to divide the country without the consent of the majority.

    Sunil Friday, 20 October 2017 01:14 PM

    He almost did in 2002.

    nick Friday, 20 October 2017 01:01 PM

    people have already gone beyond their limits on all the promises u made so please at least try to do something in these two years via DM Android App

    kamal Friday, 20 October 2017 01:53 PM

    OK, you are attempting to say that,what the karaka sanga sabah announced is not ven.mahanayaka's point of view,proved it.then people overwhelming supporting your cause

    udaya Friday, 20 October 2017 02:31 PM

    Do we care about Mr. Bean's comments?

    bandara Friday, 20 October 2017 04:03 PM

    the standards of local journalist is evident from the recent Hambantota protest

    ceylon Friday, 20 October 2017 06:10 PM

    even he is in the countryhis monks never follow his instructions.monks became thugs. via DM Android App


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