Mon, 05 Dec 2022 Today's Paper

Using foreign powers not good for SL’s sovereignty: Prez

1 February 2019 11:14 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday it was not good for the country’s sovereignty if certain groups obtained the help of foreign powers to rule the country and take the decisions they wanted.

He said this at a function held at the Olaboduwa Rajamaha Viharaya in Horana yesterday.

The President said various foreign powers were operating against Sri Lanka using new tactics and had resulted in his nationalistic programme being heavily criticised.

He said though some people were talking about a new constitution, he had neither received a relevant draft nor had been informed about it.

He added that such moves were only creating unrest among the Buddhist community in the South and deceiving the people in the North.

The President said for a new constitution, the priority must be to establish a strong parliament and that he was ready to support such a move.

The absence of a strong parliament would result in the inability to take decisions needed for the future and destabilise the country.


Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 11

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka
  • buwa Friday, 01 February 2019 01:37 PM

    Mr. President, If there were any attempts by anyone to use foreign powers to country's sovereignty, as head of the state, what action did you do?

    Itizen Friday, 01 February 2019 04:40 PM

    He took action on 26th

    Hassanda Friday, 01 February 2019 01:53 PM

    Mr MS : Y the hell you are visiting foreign. countries and asking their help finance Expertise technology Better stay in Polonnaruwa only

    Til Friday, 01 February 2019 01:55 PM

    To me ,this story shows similarity with history of King Buwaneka bahu (vII) of Kotte

    Dee Friday, 01 February 2019 03:29 PM

    The whole nation wants a presidential election. Have it soon. Then foreign powers will also try to contest. Is that what you mean?

    patriot Friday, 01 February 2019 03:32 PM

    then why you all travel to foreign countries?

    Ronnie Friday, 01 February 2019 03:51 PM

    There will never be absolute peace until tamils have eelam and theres a american naval base there. So why not go ahead and give it already. This country has gone to the dogs anyway best is to leave

    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 01 February 2019 06:25 PM

    Mr. President, if some Individual,Group or Party tries to seize the power by violating the constitution,you can go to court of law for help,But if the Individual or Party over power the court of law,then there is no alternative but to obtain the help of foreign powers. This has already happened in certain countries.

    Unchikun Friday, 01 February 2019 06:40 PM

    Sir, I think you should first start by reading the current constitution specially the 19th amendment. Then you will graduate to read a new draft constitution if there is one. Then let us start talking.

    Unchikun Friday, 01 February 2019 06:41 PM

    You may not need a new constitution. We voted for you for a new constitution. Time for you to say Sayonara, Sir.

    Buddhist Friday, 01 February 2019 07:38 PM

    When SL has to depend so much on borrowed money how can we live without the influence of foreign support? Even the President takes band wagon of Pohottuwa members on his foreign trips, like the sultans taking their harem, who pays for all that, the people, from where - borrowed money.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

She said/He said

Much has been written and said in the last few days since the news was releas

POLICE ON TRIAL: Exercising Authority without Accountability

Although armed with the power of the State and empowered to use force against

Downfall and death of LTTE’s Mahathaya

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ceased to exist as a functioning

Rishi Sunak; why SL did not have a Tamil or Muslim as President?

Britain now has a British Asian, Hindu Prime Minister, though Rishi Sunak is