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President Maithripala Sirisena is to take several crucial politically and economically important decisions over the next few weeks, State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane revealed yesterday.

“During the past two years, President Sirisena patiently maintained a democratic stance on all issues, but in the remaining four years he intends to fulfil the responsibilities he undertook,” Minster Abeywardane told a media conference at the Finance Ministry, in Colombo.

“Some of these decisions would be bitter for some and good for others,” he claimed.

According to the minister, the main purpose of taking these decisions would be to create a stable government, ensure political stability in the country and as well as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. “There were things that happened during last two years, that can be described as satisfactory and some not,” the Minister said.

In response to a question, why the President took so long to take such crucial decisions, the Minister said, “When a head of state takes decisions he has to consider various aspects, including his own stability.”

He said now the people of the country are of the opinion that it is the right time to make changes on some crucial issues. (Diana Udayangani)

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  • renu Friday, 24 March 2017 01:59 PM

    Mr . Minister you need to keep your big trap shut, As your comments are always (NATO) No action talk only

    cheers Friday, 24 March 2017 07:52 AM

    Thanks to the President and the Prime Minister our country has gone bankrupt and now you are talking bull. There is nothing there for the next 4 years left and the country is in a total mess with total corruption and violence

    Sam Friday, 24 March 2017 07:58 AM

    Let me guess, those crucial decisions will be to carry out the IMF's instructions. Don't get me wrong i think it is a good thing to do so I just wish the gov could see it and do it before they are told they have too by an external body.

    DING DONG Friday, 24 March 2017 09:03 AM

    IT SEEMS HE IS TRYING TO INJECT JO S AGENDA IN THE UNITY GOVT. . DRY PUMPKINS RECENT UTTERANCES IS A CLEAR PROOF FOR THIS. PRESIDENT SHOULD BE VIGILANT ABOUT JO SUPPORTERS INSIDE THE GOVT. via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 24 March 2017 10:10 AM

    "During the past two years, President Sirisena patiently maintained a democratic stance on all issues" - actually he was fast asleep."remaining four years he intends to fulfil the responsibilities" - which he conveniently forgot for the past two years?

    samitha Saturday, 25 March 2017 11:28 AM

    N.A.T.O - No action talking Only.

    BBC Friday, 24 March 2017 11:36 AM

    we heard the same story few months back via DM Android App

    Sambo Friday, 24 March 2017 11:56 AM

    Please Mr. President, purge all those who are unfit and thieves from any party and any caliber. They of no use and only a burden to public.

    gobbaya Friday, 24 March 2017 04:45 AM

    another 4 years of nothing.... via DM Android App

    gamaati Friday, 24 March 2017 10:16 PM

    after sometime another minister will say the same thing.

    Bus is coming Friday, 24 March 2017 05:25 AM

    Probably another announcement All talk but nothing happens. Why keep threatening instead of doing That alone is a clear sign that nothing will happen. We are sick of these constant warnings. Do something if you are doing and spare us the suspense please. via DM Android App

    JAN Friday, 24 March 2017 12:38 PM

    MYA now you clearly understand for robbers theres is no way for future but past 40 Yrs Corruption must investigated via DM Android App

    Tissa Friday, 24 March 2017 06:31 AM

    Of cause he should do what he uttered to topple Rajapaksas regeam not to safe guard the robbers abuctors and murderess via DM Android App


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