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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said on January 8, 2015, the people of this country contributed to the change the administration of the country which was increasingly moving towards a dictatorship.

The President emphasized that he will not allow to tarnish the aspirations of the people of this country they bestowed on January 8, 2015.

He made these remarks addressing a ceremony held in Nikaweratiya, today.

President Sirisena said the freedom and democracy demanded by the people have been ensured not only 100 percent, but 200 percent in the country after putting an end to an era of a dictatorship.

He added that even though some attempted to interpret the present regime as a lenient administration, all of them must understand it is a journey with freedom and democracy.

President Sirisena further said that although some attacked the government using the given freedom and democracy in the country in a wrongful manner, he will further strengthen the required correct political and development path for the country joining hands with all those who value the democracy including the scholars and intellectuals.

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  • Sinking Friday, 22 June 2018 11:38 AM

    Aiyo what are u talking USD @ 160 we sinking u are talking aboht dick and harry

    vithura Friday, 22 June 2018 01:21 PM

    Victims of Auschwitz would have preferred to be alive than have money in their pockets. That's the difference between dictatorship and democracy!

    mansam Friday, 22 June 2018 11:41 AM

    Where does your so called Freedom has taken this country since 2015?

    Dil Friday, 22 June 2018 06:09 PM

    Mansam, why he made sure Lanka-e-News is tabooed in SL. What a president we have!

    ANTON Friday, 22 June 2018 12:02 PM

    CAN THE PRESENT VIOLENCE, MISCONDUCT AND MISBEHAVIOR BE CONTROLLED OR AT LEAST MINIMIZED WITHOUT DICTATORSHIP.......

    lkboy Friday, 22 June 2018 12:08 PM

    Dear sir, can you explain how you would prevent it happening?

    Gobbaya Friday, 22 June 2018 12:15 PM

    A dictatorship is 1000x better than a spineless rule

    S B Lokuge Saturday, 23 June 2018 04:22 AM

    Not only spineless, it is brainless, crooked and stupid utterings from the'so called' head of state.

    Waco Friday, 22 June 2018 12:26 PM

    What prevails in the country is not freedom, it is lawlessness. Thugs , Criminals and rouges have their own way.Why are you not appointing Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka as the Minister In Charge of Law and Order. You want to protect the rouges, that is the only reason.

    Vila Friday, 22 June 2018 12:48 PM

    Not only he now read newspapers, he also on the net.

    Sangabo Friday, 22 June 2018 12:49 PM

    MS and RW are paying a heavy price for allowing MR to run round the country temples in a bullet proof car with security at great cost to the tax payer distributing money and misleading the saffron robed commnunity.Heaven help our country if the great robbers come back

    Saman Friday, 22 June 2018 12:55 PM

    Sirisena, you are now like an expired coin!

    Ough Friday, 22 June 2018 01:10 PM

    Hitler grew the German economy by 10x before going mad. Hitler is certainly better than president Sirisena who is taking back our country.

    Yeti Friday, 22 June 2018 01:12 PM

    Sir, I'm struggling to pay my children's private tuition fees and I had to take a loan from my own brother to do some urgent repairs to my house. Mind you I have a permanent job in the private sector. Will your freedom solve my struggle?

    sam Friday, 22 June 2018 01:13 PM

    Freedom - I'm too scared to walk down the street in case i'm shot. The money I had saved is now worth 20% less than it was 2 years ago. The tax on my income has doubled. I don't feel free and I don't feel happy. I don't like Rajapaksha and I voted for you but I wish I didn't. I would vote for Rajapaksha now. As you have not been able to present any kind case against him or his kin and make it stick we can only assume he is innocent of all the robbery attributed to him. your digging your own grave Machung.

    vithura Friday, 22 June 2018 01:17 PM

    Only way this could be prevented for certain is by abolishing the executive presidential system and bringing back Westminster style parliamentary system. The sooner this is done the better for democracy and thereby for the country.

    Jiff Friday, 22 June 2018 03:07 PM

    How is eternally remaining a developing country better?

    Dee Friday, 22 June 2018 01:28 PM

    Now don't go saying something else and reverse your statement tomorrow.

    Libtard Friday, 22 June 2018 03:08 PM

    The underworld and separatists and enjoying the freedom given by you not us

    Sincere Friday, 22 June 2018 03:13 PM

    Why not please reveal to us who those dictators are thro whom dictatorship could emerge!

    Ash Friday, 22 June 2018 06:13 PM

    Is there are concrete proof or is another game to blame MR without any concrete evidence

    Ruwan Friday, 22 June 2018 08:49 PM

    Good honest dictator is the need of the hour. None of you can life this country up.

    Hitler Saturday, 23 June 2018 07:47 AM

    Good, honest dictator, from where, the moon?

    Waco Saturday, 23 June 2018 06:18 AM

    Country need a Good , Patriotic Dictator.

    Cobra Saturday, 23 June 2018 07:06 AM

    Then why don't you get off those 'raptor' eggs you are helping to hatch??????


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