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A dictator is a ruler who does not conduct polls and works according to his own agendas but this government has restored democracy and taken steps to hold elections in the North. Therefore, no one can accuse this government of being a dictatorship, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Addressing the 62nd annual convention of the SLFP at the Maligapitiya Grounds in Kurunegala today he added that the government treated all religions alike but that Buddhism had been provided with   Constitutional safeguards and the government could not do anything about that.

“It is no secret that certain powerful foreign and local elements are trying to create divisions between the communities and religions to bring anti government groups to power and bring this country under their heel. They should realise that this government has the blessings of the masses who love this country, and its culture and values who therefore would never allow them to succeed,” he said.(Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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  • anu Tuesday, 03 September 2013 04:15 AM

    Dictators also commit jilmart successfully.

    Pulle Wednesday, 04 September 2013 02:09 PM

    So is the ruler of Zimbabwe - Robert Mugabe who claims to be the elected head of the country.

    Perumal Tuesday, 03 September 2013 09:21 AM

    Let's test his definition by applying to others who is said to have behaved like dictators. JRJ? He held elections therefore, he was not definitely a dictator.

    Ryan Tuesday, 03 September 2013 09:10 AM

    JR didnt

    Roshan Tuesday, 03 September 2013 09:01 AM

    Even president like Sadam Hussain and Husny Mubarak keep winning the Election.

    R.Dias Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:09 AM

    hik..hik..hik...that was yester year....these days they do other things...the good things...!!!!!

    Vas Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:07 AM

    I think UN Lady said that the Gvt on moving towards dictatorship; i.e loss of press freedom, too much reliance on security forces to run the country etc.

    Trualf Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:05 AM

    They win because we all liked his, He is a gread leader untill good leader come to our Peaceful Country...

    Abdul Razak Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:05 AM

    Election boxes are filled with non voter ID. With fraud many people can win.

    really? Tuesday, 03 September 2013 05:47 AM

    Dictator with a democracy façade?

    Hobbes Tuesday, 03 September 2013 05:06 AM

    Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe also holds elections..without fail..!

    Hurray Tuesday, 03 September 2013 04:56 AM

    Long Live our dear president

    leel Tuesday, 03 September 2013 04:54 AM

    Hitler also did?

    Edward Tuesday, 03 September 2013 02:21 AM

    No. They hold polls and they always win.

    The Analyst Tuesday, 03 September 2013 04:05 AM

    Mr. SL President, I believe you already know that no dictator consider or accept him or her self as a dictator.

    Young Lanka Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:53 AM

    Are you blaming Democracy which means by popular votes.

    Samuel Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:51 AM

    Thanks for the new definition. According to that Robert Mugabe is also a democratic leader!

    Shane Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:51 AM

    Holds polls which have been rigged in his favor, sure ;)

    manuwel giyar Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:46 AM

    And that shows the level of intelligence of our own tin pot dictator

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:37 AM

    Yes, they control the outcome of the polls

    misunderstood Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:30 AM

    no computer gilmart too!!

    Cynic Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:29 AM

    International media please note the new definition of Dictator.

    kautilyak Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:28 AM

    Holding election according tp his wishes

    The God Father Tuesday, 03 September 2013 03:25 AM

    Small correction , FAIR Election..........

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 03 September 2013 02:25 AM

    Yes sir...You play the trump cards properly & play to the gallery
    So you always win.
    Religion...
    Children...
    Smile & Talking...!


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