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Solving people’s problems not political drama or media show: President

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today that coming to the people and solving their problems is not a political drama or a media show.

He said the next presidential election is almost four years away and that he is going to the villages to fulfill the mission.

The President said it is not his habit to stay in Colombo and consult the officials and identify people's problems. "Whoever criticizes this, I work as per my system," he said this while participating at the 9th 'Gama Samaga Pilisadara' programme held at the Dickellakanda Primary school premises in Deraniyagala.

He said he became President after working among the people. The President told the representatives of the youth to go and work among people.

The President reiterated that if any individual or group that engages in illegal activities claiming to solve people's problems, will be punished severely.

  Comments - 18

  • Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 06 February 2021 07:31 PM

    Excellent Mr President . The issue is none of the problems get solved . So either you are ineffective or those who you work with are ineffective or both. A simple glance at your manifesto will tell you that not even half the ton of promises you gave will be fulfilled . You know it and so do we.

    Roshan samarathunga Saturday, 06 February 2021 07:48 PM

    Yes you are leaving drama for your brother.

    Antony Jude Saturday, 06 February 2021 07:55 PM

    Mr.President, please work out a political solution and solve the ethnic issue first. One community, one religion and one language policy will never bring long lasting peace and reconciliation to this country.

    A nizam Saturday, 06 February 2021 08:31 PM

    That’s advise you should take before giving to anyone else. You have people like weerawansa, gamanpolla, Rathtaran, Jonny who are nothing but jokers who talk a lot.

    Ting Tong Sunday, 07 February 2021 06:12 AM

    First issue to solve is: Stop giving Luxuries to ministers. Use that money to buy critically needed medical equipment for hospitals.

    Kadia Sunday, 07 February 2021 07:31 AM

    True but let's face facts for everything you guys do is a drama and a media extraveganza!

    Dee Sunday, 07 February 2021 08:00 AM

    Yes you are correct 'Sar', it's not drama, it's a comedy. Who was that joker at a show in a made up village hut somewhere?

    Joseph W Sunday, 07 February 2021 08:00 AM

    You are nothing but a hypocrite, you know very well that you can't do the job, and you want to make sure no one else does it too. You have failed a nation who trusted you, and the longer you are there, the worst it gets.

    jimbo Sunday, 07 February 2021 08:13 AM

    Easier said than done.

    Sokrates Sunday, 07 February 2021 08:22 AM

    Hitler liked to be photographed with children.

    Ranjith Sunday, 07 February 2021 08:56 AM

    You and whole family is a never ending drama please accept and listen to criticism and come to the correct path there is no room for revenge in politics

    Manage Sunday, 07 February 2021 09:13 AM

    Yes ,our excellency president is totally correct.But sir,most of your party members are comedians, rowdies, racists and heroin drug lords like vimal ,gamanpila,vasudeva,Sarath weerasegara,vithura and so and so. Chase these people first before you meet the grass root people.

    Siribiris Sunday, 07 February 2021 10:28 AM

    Acting like a joker and have become a laughing sstock .

    Andrew Heston Sunday, 07 February 2021 12:13 PM

    Sar fail

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Sunday, 07 February 2021 01:24 PM

    Sri Lanka is facing economic collapse and sovereign default in the near future. The President should be in his office all day and perhaps all night also, discussing with senior officials how to get out of this mess, not loafing around the country trying to gain cheap popularity.

    FF Sunday, 07 February 2021 05:20 PM


    Ranjith Sunday, 07 February 2021 06:31 PM

    Its time to deliver solve the problems faced by the country you have to work day and night constructing roads bridges and highways is not a priority think out of the box

    Jehan Sunday, 07 February 2021 10:27 PM

    Then why publicize it on TV?

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