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Minister Rajitha Senaratne today commended President Maithripala Sirisena’s personality and said a person’s personality was in his or her heart and mind and not in a moustache.

“Some said President Sirisena had no personality because of his slim figure. Most of the great achievers including Lenin and Ho Chi Min were slim figures.  Our President has created a social revolution following the footsteps of former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike,” he said.

He said that several attempts had been made to sabotage the 19th Amendment and in fact former presidents J.R. Jayewardene and Mahinda Rajapaksa were defeated with its enactment. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Mason Thursday, 30 April 2015 11:11 AM

    President Maithripala Sirisena in time to come will be remembered as an honest Statesman. Whereas Mahinda Rajapakse will be dumped by the wayside.

    JOLLY BIRD Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:21 AM


    sobers Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:29 AM

    Honest, Simple, down to earth, caring and a Humble person who values humanity. Now no White vans, No killing of Journalists, No misuse of power. Commendable President. As a peace loving citizen, take care of your security as so many vultures are around.

    JOLLY BIRD Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:26 AM


    Mathew George Thursday, 30 April 2015 08:48 AM

    The comment made by on Mr Sujith has made a mistake by calling Mahendra Rajapakse which should be corrected as Mahinda. Mr President MS you are a great person. Body size is not important. It is the loving heart matters and you have that. We respect you and pray that the Almighty God will walk with you always. You have lot to do for the people of our beloved Country. God will guide you

    pathum Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:00 AM

    Well said ! Reem

    lkboy Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:22 AM

    Also add JR

    Deen Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:29 AM

    Perfect. He stood against every Light post in the country and many other Bulldozers.

    Henry Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:41 AM

    Guess the ministers who are paid with public funds should not waste time and news paper space for such petty things while the country has so many important issues to be solved

    upali Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:44 AM

    In terms of structure of MS, of course he is almost like Mr.SWRD. We really appreciate your humble behaviour.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:58 AM

    On this issue he is dead right. Also one must remember Rajitha was one pillar of the great change.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:20 AM

    Especially, when that moustache is dyed black to hide the white streaks. Everything was artificial about the man and it was his hangers-on who bloated his personality unnecessarily for their own benefit.

    Nethera Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:33 AM

    We thank you very much Mr.President ,please request our Ministers to get in to the field and work for the upliftment of the poor masses, request for a monthly report about their achivement in their electrate.Also check how the poor public is benifitted.

    upali Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:46 AM

    We remember you praised MR similarly after your crossing over to then govt. betraying UNP.

    veda-mama Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:06 AM


    Ratna Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:17 PM

    And what about Mahathma Gandhi, S.J.V Chelvanayakam, Jinnah and also SWRD B

    Ganesha Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:00 PM

    We as the nation are fortunate to have a God sent President providentially ,timely otherwise everybody would have been approaching the dead bed gradually by the thuggery clan. Let them get lost not to be born any part of the world even by chance. You are the incarnation of Lord Krishna.

    Perumal Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:04 PM

    but he too was hanging on to that moustache, once

    Sue Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:44 PM

    Its only in Sri Lanka that men with barrel bodies and big stomachs are considered macho and with personality. Just think of all those leaders in UK, USA, China and Japan. They are all slim and trim and none of them have a mustache either. (As against Saddam, Hitler and Bin Ladan).

    Anura Thursday, 30 April 2015 02:17 PM

    Rajitha, do not act taking the powers of President Maithreepala Sirisena. Some times your statements are not going to help any one but to create a bigger image for yourself.

    firoza Thursday, 30 April 2015 04:50 PM

    It is still early to judge the president and let us give him some time and space to adjust. Having said that he has shown remarkable statesmanship in all his actions so far. His face reflects his mind too. We all Sri Lankans will benefit on his efforts and actions. We are having positive thoughts on the future and wish him strength and courage for success.

    sunil Thursday, 30 April 2015 04:57 PM

    Not only you, MS praised MR like he was god almighty. Well admit it that you as well as MS have no personality. But show with deeds. then you do not need personality.You could not even get the fishery ban reversed. MS has to show more than getting 19 passed. Because we know that you can get anything passed by this parliament. This parliament still has the same who voted for all other amendments. So what is the big deal here.develop the country. stop housemaids going. then say you achieved something.

    dham Thursday, 30 April 2015 04:59 PM

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    Don Udawatte Thursday, 30 April 2015 08:12 PM

    Looks like it MR had a big body and a tiny brain !

    sujith Friday, 01 May 2015 05:46 AM

    Hi Mathew GeorgeMahendra Rajapakse is his real name he changed it himselfthinking that people wil think that his ancestry has tamil blood may be true,but his real name is Mahendra Rajapaksefind it out yourself if you are in doubt ok

    yasmin Friday, 01 May 2015 08:45 AM


    Prem Nath Friday, 01 May 2015 11:02 AM

    What goes around will come around.Your time will come very soon.

    farsighted Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:47 PM

    thats a goooood one!

    Bla Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:58 PM

    Talking of size - David slew Goliath and in Heen Saray the small ant tickled the elephant pink.

    sujith Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:37 PM

    Well said Hon Minister,the president is a simple and honestman unlike ,mahendra Rajapakse

    Parakrama Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:12 PM

    Dear Rajitha, Well said! You have described President MS perfectly. However, its time you grew a beard as are not the same caliber of man MS is...sad to say.

    MightyAnt Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:31 PM

    May I humbly add Steve Jobs who was also thin and no moustache.

    Hiran Gunawardena Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:33 PM

    These big mouths just talk no work. If look at what happening in SL all the development work gone to wild no job creation at. all Tea and Rubber prices collapsed there is no inward investment at all. Government is manipulating media to fool people. This is the true sorry state of the country. via DM Android App

    musthafa Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:41 PM

    dont boast too much , talk about who you are , MR both are gentlements but you

    chamaree Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:43 PM

    Hey Rajitha, tell me, what would be the personalty of a man who abduct young girls?

    chux Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:54 PM

    You should be thankful to JR as you were able to be in the parliament purely because of his constitution

    TJ Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:59 PM

    What is required to become a great leader is a big heart not a big chest. No doubt that our president has a big heart

    S.Sriranjan Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:28 PM

    A Person with Good Heart stands Tall within the communitee! Hon President Maitreepala Sirisena makes Srilankan History! Sets an example to other Leaders!!

    Mick Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:36 PM

    Rajitha talks like a saint but what he did to poor fishermen when was the Fisheries Minister was an act of a sinner

    Mahabage Hafiz Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:34 PM

    President Sirisena will go down in history as the one who liberated the country from dictatorship and transformed into a five star democratic country. All credit to him and he deserves a second term unlike MR who won the war but did not bring peace and later made a haven for rogues and plunderers of nations wealth. via DM Android App

    REALPATRIAT. Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:46 PM


    reem Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:55 PM

    Who said MS has no personality ? He only has real personality among details all presidents.. if not how can he stand against MR dictatorship . Personality should be in action not in figure.

    de silva Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:34 PM

    History will be written about President MS and all other presidents are behind him

    cyril n Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:51 PM

    Mahatma Gandhi never used make up, expensive clothing, wrist watches, fortune rings etc but he was world recognised leader.

    Push Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:55 PM

    President Maithripala Sirisena has character, nature, disposition, temperament and all the rest that is needed to make our country a better place. If he is slim or fat or something else is immaterial.

    Fassey Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:36 PM

    A huge tummy is also a must for politicians.

    TONY Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:01 AM


    balen Thursday, 30 April 2015 03:09 AM

    Comments from a foul mouthed politician who should thank JR for being in the parliament.we all know the persanality of this guy.

    lakshmi perera Thursday, 30 April 2015 04:41 AM

    I am really proud of our president, personality is not only the stature but also the way he conducts himself. He is a true gentleman not able to hold his head high at all times Rajitha I am proud of you too. You certainly worked hard to bring this move Good luck

    Anton Thursday, 30 April 2015 05:16 AM


    Matta Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:20 AM

    not only a heart but also Should have a strong backbone

    perera Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:49 AM

    May I mention few leaders who grew moustache. Hitler, Josef Stalin, Pinochet, Makos, Bokasa, saddam hussaine, Ceucescu and ....... You may now get my point.

    Saleem M A Q Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:52 AM

    I am impressed when I listen to MS speaking. His delivery, humbleness, facial expression etc etc only goes to prove he is a sincere individual. Dear sir, please turn our Sri Lanka around far all of us to live together happily.MAQS

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:53 AM

    Our President is smarter than the old king

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:54 AM

    MS was not a show off case like MR.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:56 AM

    Our President did not expose himself like a Mighty King like our Ex-President. He is so humble, that is the beauty.

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