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Every second you protest, we are losing vital dollars: MR

11 April 2022 08:15 pm - 58     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that every second the youth protested, the country was losing vital dollars and the government would take all possible measures to address the current issues since the other parties refused to accept the request for an all party government.

In his televised address to the nation, the Prime Minister said his government ended the war that plagued the country for 30 years , and he never intended to leave people suffering in queues to purchase gas and fuel . 
He said he is sensitive to the sufferings of the people and he, along with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa would leave no stone unturned in the efforts to overcome the current difficulties.
Commenting on the slogan rejecting all the 225 MPs, he said history is full of examples to prove repercussions of assaulting parliamentary democracy . He urged the youth in the protests not to drag the country back to such a period of horrific violence.
He said there was a lot of blood shed during the 88/89 period due to the rejection of democracy at that time . 
"Around 60,000 young lives were lost as a result of the violence unleashed at that time," he said .
He said, “I see national flags fluttering in your hand . You have recieved that freedom due to the enormous sacrifices made by the three forces ,” the Prime Minister said. (Kelum Bandara)



  Comments - 58

  • Roshan samarathunga Tuesday, 12 April 2022 01:38 AM

    But we all Sri Lankans we must give opportunities in government Muslims Tamils all other groups, fair opportunities, inclusive not rely on individuals building the nation. Must introduce minimum standard of education going to represent public not thugs

    Benson Tuesday, 12 April 2022 01:39 AM

    We are loosing dollars !!!!! What about all the millions of dollars you

    A Libijja Tuesday, 12 April 2022 01:47 AM

    Every second you and your family and friends stay in power, this country is heading towards total destruction.

    Mathavan Tuesday, 12 April 2022 01:47 AM

    Yes, your family is losing the vital $s. What you robbed is enough, Pack up and leave!

    Ama Tuesday, 12 April 2022 01:49 AM

    Crocodile tears

    Nish Tuesday, 12 April 2022 01:52 AM

    Where is your promise to stop corruption, your looting of public funds, punishing thugs in your government and handing over looted money? You should hand over every vital dollar you looted first. That is what the youths are demanding, not pep talks from you. They are demanding that you stop destroying the country by your family.

    Roshan Goonesekera Tuesday, 12 April 2022 01:53 AM

    Very simple solution you and your family go ( leave what you and your family have robbed) and the protest will stop. You are so dense you don't seem to get it do you.

    Gamarala Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:01 AM

    The only solution is not more talk by the Rajapakse brothers. They need to bring back all the looted wealth from overseas that rightfully belongs to the Nation and then leave or do what Pakistan did to Khan. File a no confidence motion in Parliament

    Siva Sinnathamby Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:04 AM

    Once again by saying such comments he is trying to fool the masses. (as usual). Hope the public are alert....

    Neil Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:05 AM

    You have no right to talk about loosing dollars when you and your family looted the government coffers. You will be dead and gone soon but leave a country for the younger generation. You cannot fool the people any more.

    Mahinthan Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:13 AM

    Every second you stay in power we are loosing our country

    Jude Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:26 AM

    කොන්ඩේ බැඳපු චීන්නුන්ට ඕවා කියාපන්!! හහ්!!

    Muhamdirange Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:27 AM

    Every second you were

    Mahinda Nochinthana Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:38 AM

    No no no...every minute your family remains in power we are losing vital dollars and going backwards. Your family is good at doing wars and divisive politics. You have no idea how to run a democracy or manage an economy. The war ended in 2009 and 13 years later everyone is suffering like we have never done in history. Get out and leave our youth to make their own future.

    Ram Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:44 AM

    PM is again bullshitting us. Support passing the 19th amendment with necessary checks, then resign and hand over the government to an interim Cabinet made out of MP's who do not have corruption allegations

    Ram Tuesday, 12 April 2022 02:51 AM

    When the address is complete give the journalist, particularly foreign journalist an opportunity to ask questions. That was we can build a trust with our foreign friends

    Mahila Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:10 AM

    and every second you don't, it is saved by me on your behalf by me in a safe haven for a 'Rainy day'!!

    John Panagasingam Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:11 AM

    A great statement! No protest someone will steal millions of dollars without knowing! Business visa for political families, mansions in major cities in developed countries, valuable vehicles........

    Jose Mo Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:16 AM

    Bull shit - what about the stolen billions?

    Mahila Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:21 AM

    On the contrary, advise Namal baby to stop his antics and spending in 'Water Jetting' in Maldives! You are failure, cannot do that, but advice others?! How come D A Rajapakse' family, with "no car" in possession to take 'expectant mother' to hospital in the 50's, become so AFFLUENT in 60years on MP's. PM's (4 years), President (10 years) Salary??!!

    Anonymous Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:30 AM

    Tourists currently in Sri Lanka are protesting against this government! The people of Sri lanka are no longer interested in the Rajapaksa Government lies .. the people of Sri Lanka deserve more than the lies and corruption .. JUSTICE4SRILANKA

    L P Perera Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:38 AM

    Cunning fellow. What you achieved in the past is not relevant. There is a distint difference from winning war and good governance. You never achieved the second.

    Chand Gamage Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:43 AM

    MR Please ensure you read this. We loved you because you brought peace to the country however since winning the war the manner in which governed with nepotism and your personal agenda was not country friendly, therefore people voted you out of power in 2015. You were given another opportunity again voters assuming you may have learnt a lesson , might not repeat the mistakes. However you drove the same family agenda (neoptism), also appointing same old crooks hoodwinking voters with “Viyathmaga”, perhaps you were driven by your kitchen cabinet. People couldn’t digest appointing Basil as FM, not a suitable one by any means irrespective of what BR done for the party. You never had intention to be fair by the country. Your three centred power struggle was not country’s problem. You didn’t allow GR to function. However we don’t blame 100% on current government for the economic crisis but all governments from 1977 but you have to take responsibility for the political crisis.

    Richard Vonhagt Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:49 AM

    Every second we protest, you monsters get closer to being ousted from power. That's our goal -- ending your family rule and dynasty.

    Ramesh Tuesday, 12 April 2022 04:09 AM

    Still talking baila.. still trying to bring blame the was and 88-89 situation. He doesn't want to address the present..

    Lankan Tuesday, 12 April 2022 04:26 AM

    There are no dollars here to lose. Please return the country's dollars.

    Roshan samarathunga Tuesday, 12 April 2022 04:34 AM

    Don’t talk about Nationalism talking about how people are going to survive. Yes you must think why we can have inclusive society not listening to your garbage and your family.

    Roshan samarathunga Tuesday, 12 April 2022 04:41 AM

    Please people must not fall into these nationalistic traps. We must work live side by side. Treat all minorities as equal not yes family yes your father and son holy brother amen

    GotaGoHome Tuesday, 12 April 2022 04:42 AM

    Every second you are in power we are losing much more. Please leave and let those that are capable run this country.

    Samarakoon Bandara Tuesday, 12 April 2022 04:55 AM

    Every second you delay your resignation, we are losing vital dollars. - People

    K Perera Tuesday, 12 April 2022 04:58 AM

    Moron... Every second he continues to stay we lose Dollars.

    Molamure Tuesday, 12 April 2022 05:08 AM

    Oh Yeah really.. are you trying the reverse psychology on people again? Like there is nothing in your secret offshore accounts and investments!!

    Lion Tuesday, 12 April 2022 05:14 AM

    Get lost, you and your family are the root cause for these problems.


    As long as Rajapaksha family in power Sri Lanka keep loosing Dollars

    Murshid Ideoos Tuesday, 12 April 2022 05:31 AM

    The moment you looting rascals are arrested the country not only would earn dollars in seconds but our precious assets from being sold We know the forces are by the people And for the people

    Azam Tuesday, 12 April 2022 05:38 AM

    Very Simple, resign and go home, the protests will stop immediately!!

    DisillusionedPublic Tuesday, 12 April 2022 05:41 AM

    Every second you stay in power is causing the country to lose vital dollars... Time to go. Listen to the people Please leave so that the people can get off the streets and get back to being productive!!

    kamal nathan Tuesday, 12 April 2022 05:48 AM

    every second you guys fight against the basic rights of Tamil people brought this situation. Without solving the Tamil issue there is no prosperity in Sri Lanka. Tell your people those who demonstrate against your government.

    Gayantha Hemachandra Tuesday, 12 April 2022 05:49 AM

    Mahinda “Every second you , your immediate and distant families remain in power, the people are fighting for their very survival “ You and your family have looted our national treasury , sold national assets and destroyed the integrity and independence of our national institutions including the Judiciary. Right minded citizens of our country have already thrown you into the pit of dictators like Gaddafi in Libya and Mugabe in Zimbabwe....babies and kids are crying asking for milk and and patients begging for life-saving medicine will haunt you forever!! Though you wear those good luck rings, bracelets or charms, you can’t avoid the curse of those suffering people. Sooner or later the curse of them will befall upon you , your immediate and distant families. Better get ready!

    Rajaphucksha Tuesday, 12 April 2022 05:56 AM

    What about the dollars you and your family stole? Everytime your family is in power, we lose dollars even more...

    chintaka Tuesday, 12 April 2022 08:52 AM

    still bragging the war victory, what did you do beyond that, other than robbing our future

    Ashif Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:00 AM

    isn't all the dollars you and your family stole from us enough? trying to get more so that Rajapakse generations can live ? keep your dignity at least now and go before all you get chased by all citizens, just imagine the curse of the millions of people you, your brothers, wife's, sons and grand and great grand children will be victims of these curse. Please Please we appreciate just return the all the monies you and your family stole and just lease.

    TJ Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:10 AM

    Every second you remain in power, we are also losing vital dollars

    Kamal Bolawansa Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:13 AM

    Mahinda we can't tolerate you further. Stop lying bring all your Dollars invested in European countries and get out from Sri Lanka.

    Louis Pereira Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:17 AM

    කොන්ඩේ බැඳපු චීන්නුන්ට ඕවා කියාපන්!! හහ්!!

    Srilal perera Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:22 AM

    How is that? yes we are losing dollars as your govt robbed dollars. Please return the money. President has got the message and Gota has to step down.

    Lumbini Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:32 AM

    You forgot to mention the Easter Sunday tragedy but you mentioned 88-89 trouble. Why?

    Ranjith Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:33 AM

    Mahinda you have destroyed our country you started in 2005 since then problems started one after the other you leadership was very poor and you were looking for more and comfort for your family and close associates nothing else

    Prof Jey R Tuesday, 12 April 2022 10:59 AM

    All are fight for Democracy.. That's why we want Gota to Go Home. #BringBack19thAmendment

    sam Tuesday, 12 April 2022 11:47 AM

    Every second you and family spend in govt we loose millions of dollars

    Gee Tuesday, 12 April 2022 08:55 PM

    I think the country has lost dollars because you stole them

    Ravi Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:53 PM

    That of course true because of his dollar earnings will reduced.

    Dung Beetle Wednesday, 13 April 2022 06:18 AM


    Premalal Perera Wednesday, 13 April 2022 08:20 AM

    Which means less Dollars for you to rob. How sad.

    Buddhist Wednesday, 13 April 2022 04:07 PM

    Simple solution, Rajapaksas resign.

    firdhous Wednesday, 13 April 2022 04:20 PM

    What a caring Prime Minister who cares the dollar loss for the country…..! Whey not he ask his brother to step down so that all the protest will come to end and the country’s future will be decided better……

    Martin Milton Wednesday, 13 April 2022 06:55 PM

    If so please do what the people want. Then the protests will automatically stop! Al all party GoSL sans Rajapaksas. MM

    Sambo Wednesday, 13 April 2022 08:27 PM

    So no more container loads of dollars can be sent to Kampala.

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