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A major shortcoming of the present Government was that it did not have the ability to articulate to the people its good deeds, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

“A major short coming of this government is that it does not have the ability to inform and educate people on the good things it has done and that particular shortcoming gives an advantage to the opponents and they often talk of what this Government had failed to do,” the President said at ceremony held to mark the 23rd death anniversary of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa this morning.

 “The Government should also communicate to the people about all the good work done by it like the way the late President Premadasa did,” he added. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 15

  • ANTON Sunday, 01 May 2016 01:14 PM


    Narayana Sunday, 01 May 2016 02:18 PM

    Any people not blive you as you are a great lier

    Bala Sunday, 01 May 2016 02:21 PM

    An obviuos major failing we noticed over a year ago when it could not explain the true facts and allowed detractors to spread adverse propaganda. A good Press Office under the PM should deal daily with any criticisms.

    Ama Sunday, 01 May 2016 02:46 PM

    The day when people start thinking out of the box only, the corrupted people will have NO place in parliament and we need politicians who desist from plundering public wealth. This very message is not yet communicated.

    Docuk Sunday, 01 May 2016 03:00 PM

    Very true, Mr. President. We agree that you cannot comment on every website article but there should be a strong media briefing daily to ensure the truth is shared with the people. Specially about Sri Lankan Airlines. We see lot of personnel attacks taking place under freedom of press banner.

    punchinilame Sunday, 01 May 2016 03:42 PM

    This is a lie - a simple excuse and that from a party Leader!Every public activity by various Govt. Depts. and Institutionsare fed to the Information dept. (?) The media picks it fromthere, unless they take sides!

    Alffi Sunday, 01 May 2016 03:50 PM

    Government is failed for everything , Government gave many promiser' s to the poor nation's but did not fulfil , They expect reduce the consumer good price , people except reducing cabinet minister but never, So Government is very un popular in the country

    onlooker Sunday, 01 May 2016 04:45 PM

    There are shortcomings in everything that this govt. Touches.

    DHA Sunday, 01 May 2016 04:45 PM

    Haaaaaa....Good one Anton....

    Dee Sunday, 01 May 2016 04:56 PM

    Finally you have realized it.

    pras Sunday, 01 May 2016 05:01 PM

    sir appayak kala meka kiyamu via DM Android App

    vini Sunday, 01 May 2016 05:35 PM

    Is that the only weakness?

    Premalal Monday, 02 May 2016 07:38 AM

    Mr President, your communication is not bad at all. We saw Sajin Vaas organising your mayday rally. The message was loud and clear.

    Citizen Monday, 02 May 2016 03:04 PM

    Very true Mr President the Government failed to educate the people because firstly they dont know what they are doing.PM and Ministers are only talking with no output.The politicians must tighten the belt first.Cancel vehicle permits to MPs public servants and other politicians.Give relief to poor.Why hire private building for Agri ministry without getting space from Sethsiripaya or such place.Is not it waste of public funds.

    Ananda Monday, 02 May 2016 03:06 PM

    First get all the fraud and murder investigations on track and expedite quickly. We know some are being soft peddled to get them out through the AG which are open secrets. via DM Android App

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