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Struggle between national and foreign thinking: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that the current political crisis in the country is not a conflict between the political parties or between him and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as some people attempt to portray, but a conflict between the national and alien thinking.

When I act according to the principles of nationalism without giving into foreign forces and without intimidated by their threats, foreign forces have now become a challenge and the shadows of the old Imperialism stand in our way, he added.

Speaking at a function held at the Polonnaruwa Royal College to give away livelihood development benefits to 4500 persons in his native Polonnaruwa District, President Sirisena said that despite there being criticism on the activities of the government during the last four years, it is well known that democracy, freedom of the people, freedom of the press had been strengthened during the period.

Whatever criticism had been levelled, democracy and freedoms for the people have been ensured in the country during the period compared to the period prior to 2015 and a wide range of development activities such as the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga project are being in progress, he stressed.

The current crisis is the result of the concern by the world powers over the affairs of our country due to Sri Lanka's geographical importance or its location in the world map, President stated.

He added that the issue has come up now as a Constitutional crisis and the entire world is eagerly waiting for the decision of the court. He assured that he would accept the decision of the court whatever it would be and take necessary action accordingly.

He said that he was not satisfied with the powers conferred with the Presidency which should not been the case. "I have been delivering my duties with much more patience and responsibility during the past few days when there is no Prime Minister and a Cabinet" the President stated.(K.G. Karunarathna)


  Comments - 16

  • K. C. John Monday, 10 December 2018 08:36 AM

    Now he is hallucinating also! What desperation!

    Mala Joan Monday, 10 December 2018 08:51 AM


    Veda mama Monday, 10 December 2018 04:16 PM

    Normally this happens on full moon days. But in this case...on a daily basis.

    Dark Days Monday, 10 December 2018 08:46 AM

    Oh No way to 1970 - 1977 we were school children and remember the Dark Days of Sirimavo. But CBK was France

    Mohamed Oman Monday, 10 December 2018 09:40 AM

    It is an old theme, now the whole world is a village, it is coming closer and you can't live in isolation without other countries

    ghostlanka Monday, 10 December 2018 02:02 PM

    yes everything is coming closer, there is 3rd gender now, having sex or potraying nude photos at cultural sites, Buddhist images on ladies wear footwear, yes democracy is ruled by social media now, Sri Lanka is breaking barriers without a sound for sake of rising from Chinese Debt by selling national assets. Cheers mate!!!!

    gamini Monday, 10 December 2018 09:44 AM

    where is the foreign force in this foolish decision taken by MS to act unconstitutionally

    Nilame Monday, 10 December 2018 09:48 AM

    Therqe he goes........ The last resort of the scoundrel!

    Summa Monday, 10 December 2018 09:56 AM

    This guy blabbers something daily thinking rest of us are fools. Wonder what will he utter today ?

    sandy123 Monday, 10 December 2018 10:30 AM

    Or Really! Thank you for letting us know but you don't know your speeches does not have any value hence we are deaf when you talk.

    PAUL Monday, 10 December 2018 10:31 AM

    Our President really does not know what he was speaking earlier. From time to time he seems to be taking U-Tern. Actually,who believe him?

    King Kandasamy Monday, 10 December 2018 12:06 PM

    Is that you sitting on the head table in cabinet meetings?

    Nimal Monday, 10 December 2018 01:07 PM

    But we see it as a constitutional crisis locally!

    Shelley Monday, 10 December 2018 02:55 PM

    Prez as well tell us why he made world tours using our money.

    Wise Donkey Monday, 10 December 2018 06:28 PM

    Your thinking is limited to Plonnaruwa only..

    raj Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:35 AM

    It all depends on whether someone is mentally fit or not.

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