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12 October 2014 12:08 pm - 29     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


If attempts to create a separate state in Sri Lanka stopped, he would consider removing the Executive Presidential system, President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing a public gathering in Kilinochchi said today.

"Some people are asking a separate state and divide the country. Even the Tamil National Alliance is supporting that concept. Some sections of the Tamil Diaspora are also trying to divide the country. If those parties stop demanding Eealm in Sri Lanka I will consider removing the Executive Presidency," he told a large number of people in Kilinochchi.

He said that there were reports recently that some members of the Diaspora in the UK, US and in the Europe had planned to create a separate state within Sri Lanka and even opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had met them.

About 20,000 title deeds of lands were distributed among the displaced people and reightgful owners in the north and jewelry, deposited in banks operated by the LTTE were also returned to 2,300 rightful owners.

  Comments - 29

  • Sim Sunday, 12 October 2014 01:47 PM

    Why can't MR make English the official language with Sinhala & Tamil as link language. The country will prosper in no time.

    Ranja Monday, 13 October 2014 08:13 AM

    Why SLFP promised to abolish executive presidency before 15th July 1995. Wasn't there any Elam threat then?

    election Monday, 13 October 2014 07:30 AM


    Goviralaya Monday, 13 October 2014 06:37 AM


    shamon Monday, 13 October 2014 11:46 AM

    Mr . President. Please stop insulting Sri lankans via DM Android App

    AM Monday, 13 October 2014 05:55 AM

    i vote for BBS

    Mason Monday, 13 October 2014 05:33 AM

    Your record does not make public TRUST you. Regrets.

    Dayawathie Monday, 13 October 2014 05:00 AM

    Good point!!! Chesto feeling?

    Don Monday, 13 October 2014 04:40 AM

    too much to lose, no way! he cant let go of a 3rd term..election gundu

    Rohan Monday, 13 October 2014 03:29 AM

    Spot on!

    ABC Monday, 13 October 2014 06:41 AM

    What Namal going to do via DM Android App

    yakamahathaya Sunday, 12 October 2014 02:23 PM

    ah.. was it a pre condition for the abolition of executive presidency ?

    Konara Sunday, 12 October 2014 02:18 PM

    We know how the game started earlier. The TNA and the sympathizers mist realize we are not 'konde bandepu cheennu' With att its draw backs I sypport this govt. so long as they stop Eelam.

    mount Sunday, 12 October 2014 07:41 PM


    ms Sunday, 12 October 2014 01:58 PM

    Dont worry too much. MR will be next president. Some fraction trying to take that to divide this country. Do not allow those foolish to do that. MR, we are supporting u. Because of our motherland.

    Cobra Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:17 PM

    Another promise he never intends to keep!!!

    Grace Sunday, 12 October 2014 01:34 PM

    Whoever becomes president will not remove the Executive Presidency because of the taste of the privileges

    M.O.A.Careem Sunday, 12 October 2014 01:28 PM

    drama....drama.....how old are you?

    Lankan Sunday, 12 October 2014 01:09 PM

    Executive Presidency should remain excluding clauses which give president unlimited power to do treat anyone he wants, special family treatment and all those. Executive Presidency should be there only to keep the sovereignty of the country.

    Renu Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:52 PM

    How can one tell lies like . JVP good witness

    Banda Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:51 PM

    Ven. Sobitha's view is not the majority view.

    Banda Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:48 PM

    Fantastic reply.

    Rosi Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:43 PM

    What happened to 13 +++.

    Labby Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:41 PM

    I don't see any relation between the two. What has the Presidency to do with Eelam ?

    MNM Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:34 PM

    President not only fooling tamils even he is fooling sinhalese great joke of the year

    rosebud Sunday, 12 October 2014 06:01 PM

    Deeds and jewelry shouldve been given at least two years ago. Now it is done for electioneering. Sir you cannot fool all the people all the time. via DM Android App

    Electro Sunday, 12 October 2014 05:59 PM

    Presidential election is very close friends ) via DM Android App

    mel Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:27 PM

    We the majority Sinahala people want you to give up the presidency. Greedy !

    RW Sunday, 12 October 2014 05:56 PM

    Jaya wewa maha rajaneni Third term no game. via DM iPad app

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