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Says people don’t want to keep a Gotabaya Rajapaksa in power forever

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said the people wanted a leadership to set the country, which was on a wrong path, on the correct path but not a person called Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the last presidential election.

Therefore, he said he would commit his best to identify and understand the issues of the people and to deliver solutions to them. President Rajapaksa expressed these views at the Youth Conference of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna which was held at Temple Trees.

He said as a government, they always try to have an understanding about the ideas, requirements, needs and opinion of the people.

"You elected me not because there was a requirement of a Gotabaya Rajapaksa. I know that clearly. Not all from the 22 million of population in this country can become the President. This time, I was elected. I understand this. I should always keep that in mind when developing the country. That's why I try my best to understand your needs and to find solutions to issues within this short period of time given," the President said.

He said the support of the public servants was needed in finding solutions to the plights of the people and added that people could vote the leaders out if that didn’t happen.

"We should understand this as well. People don’t want to keep a Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the power forever, or ministers for that matter. What the people want is for us to understand their requirements and needs and to take the country forward,” he said.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Ministers Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane, Dullas Alahapperuma, Bandula Gunawardana, Dilum Amunugama and Indika Anurudda were also present at the event. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Noor Thursday, 09 January 2020 07:12 PM

    Very True.. That was my dream as well to see a person like Gota as a president to set the country to the right path.. Since 2015 I knew he will become the president.. my prediction went correct.. Lets support him ...

    Pissu pussa Thursday, 09 January 2020 07:15 PM

    We want action not big tallk

    Sokrates Thursday, 09 January 2020 07:24 PM

    Sure. Like everyone's before ou, you’ll be judged based on performance. Not based on what you say. Talk is cheap, action speaks louder. Criminals getting released from prison everyday so far.

    Anmanpan Thursday, 09 January 2020 07:29 PM

    That is new to me. The people expected you to take back Hambanthota, give fertilizer free, ete.

    cheers Friday, 10 January 2020 05:51 AM

    You have already given the people the most wanted security that is National Security and that was the utmost requirement of the people before you were elected and now you have shown it by appointing Kamal and also Shavendra. You can get one at a time and we are confident that you will take sri lanka on the correct path

    s.abeydeera Friday, 10 January 2020 06:54 AM

    as far as i known you are good leader but, do not let spoil that image because of some politician behind you,like Dayasiri,S.B, Duminda and some other who belong to the the Mitree faction in previous Govt.

    Far Thinker Friday, 10 January 2020 08:12 AM

    People are waiting for positive action with productive results . Not preaching and talk shows ! .

    mp Friday, 10 January 2020 08:19 AM

    He does not give big talks - he is well concerned about people and working for people. He has already proved those qualities. If anybody is saying he is NOT, it is purely because of jealousy that they say. HE IS A TRUE LEADER.


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