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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said it was more important for state officials and those responsible to directly inform him if there were any matters regarding COVID situation instead of making statements to media and creating fear among people.

He said the decisions were made so far on the advice of experts and stressed that he would continue to do so in the future.

The President said he would not hesitate to take any decision for the well-being of the people.

He said this during a meeting with the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of COVID-19 at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.


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  • SarangaDS Friday, 21 May 2021 09:26 PM

    That is a good, and wise suggestion. Let's hope those individuals concerned take note, and act accordingly.

    Hsu Friday, 21 May 2021 10:04 PM

    Why give warnings to the state officials. If his assigned team and ministers do their job properly, then no one need to go to media. Because situation has out of control and medical professionals does not have options.

    DDT Friday, 21 May 2021 10:07 PM

    Sir, those who were recruited by the former regime showed rigid UNP/SJB ideology to sabotage the smooth running of PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT.

    Boris Vanculenberg Friday, 21 May 2021 11:02 PM

    People's government?? Oh ho... You are talking about family rulers

    Dee Friday, 21 May 2021 11:25 PM

    'People's' Govt????

    Lion Saturday, 22 May 2021 04:45 AM

    Peoples government ha ha ha

    pantha kumara Friday, 21 May 2021 11:15 PM

    Mr President, it is your duty to make sure the law is prevail in our banana republic. Yesterday your government was in a hurry to pass the Port City bill just to please your friends in China. If anybody complains to you about anything the fate of theirs is well known. What happened to Lasantha will repeat.

    Bahasa Raja Friday, 21 May 2021 11:51 PM

    Please speak better sinhalese and English. Hope you listen to the experts and go for a lovk down

    Damian Saturday, 22 May 2021 12:03 AM

    Mr President Talking and listening is not enough action is needed, Whoever gave you advice on COVID should be fired. Unfortunately your advices might be technically qualified fools with no common sense whatsoever. Also it would be good if you make a statement to the citizens regarding all the malpractices taking place with regard to the distribution of vaccines. May god help SL

    VJ Saturday, 22 May 2021 12:24 AM

    The officials are repeatedly advising the government to shut down the country for at least two weeks to control the spread of the Wuhan virus. Are you not part of the government, who did they advise then?

    no confidence Saturday, 22 May 2021 12:35 AM

    sadly, the long and short of the story is, the counttry doesnt trust you any more, say what you will. man, your priorities are all screwed up to a point of no return. just give up, your parachute is jammed and you are on free fall mode.

    Gamaya Saturday, 22 May 2021 12:40 AM

    Sir has many tools!!!

    Truth matter Saturday, 22 May 2021 02:44 AM

    No it is not good at all. It is not a democracy to ask this It will be a dictatorship. If your excellency have given them freedom to express let them do it .

    Mohan Saturday, 22 May 2021 03:00 AM

    If they tell you, you will tell them how you have two face and how white vans operate. How about this , your team only worries about making money during pandemic. Let’s see how you deal with them ! Your team abandoned migrant workers while all super families were brought to Sri Lanka with royal treatment. Let us see what you do about it ?

    Mike Revere Saturday, 22 May 2021 03:57 AM

    Publish a telephone no. to contact an official who will receive public complaints to President

    Ram Saturday, 22 May 2021 04:18 AM

    Doctors are State officials and have been advising to go for a lockdown for 2 weeks and that has not been actioned. That is why they prefer to go before media

    Ram Saturday, 22 May 2021 04:19 AM

    Your own StateMinister for Covid have suggested a 2 week lockdown. Why no action. ? When there is no action they go before media to save their backside. One day they can say we suggested but no action was taken

    Demuni Uduwara Saturday, 22 May 2021 04:37 AM

    You have 3 ministers for health. Dr. Mrs. Fernandopulle furnished effective recommendations. You were deaf and numb.

    Jude Saturday, 22 May 2021 05:08 AM

    Just after 2 months of becoming the head of the country Gota realized even being President still can't get things done Coz' your own people pull the rug from under your feet!!

    KPS Saturday, 22 May 2021 05:16 AM

    We all got to earn and not to demand the position, status , perception and respect.

    Senaratne Saturday, 22 May 2021 05:17 AM

    We all got to earn and not demand the respect, position, status

    Dingi Maama Saturday, 22 May 2021 05:37 AM

    What about the government servants appointed to do the job. The media should just report and they are not supposed to take actions that the civil servants are responsible for.

    ravin Saturday, 22 May 2021 05:58 AM

    Well Mr. President, first of all please tell your set of ministers act responsibly. Just a one example minister appointed to solve elephant human conflict is on record of clearing elephants natural habitat. Do you expect wild elephants to live in apartment blocks? Media inquire from officials. Rest no one need to elaborate.

    Mik Saturday, 22 May 2021 06:10 AM

    Yes, we got really confused. Just like that old story how father and son taking the donkey !!!!!. Excellent point, Mr. President. Agree 100%

    Lumbini Saturday, 22 May 2021 06:15 AM

    This is not China, Mr. President

    Lokusalli Saturday, 22 May 2021 06:34 AM

    I wonder if anyone has told him yet about the importance of actually buying vaccines , otherwise we shall be in lockdown for another year and it still won't have left Sri Lanka,s shores.And how about handing over control to people who know something about viruses ,not soldiers.

    Sam Saturday, 22 May 2021 06:37 AM

    Didn't they try to warn you two weeks ago.

    Anura Nanayakkara Saturday, 22 May 2021 06:38 AM

    Hon President, please listen to medical experts and go for a sufficiently long lock down of the whole country to prevent total disaster in the country.

    PAUL Saturday, 22 May 2021 07:07 AM

    People have to know about the real truth without anything being hide them. It is there right which has been guaranteed by the country's constitution. As a leader of the country you have to respect the people's rights without them being obstructed by the executive power.

    Jackass Saturday, 22 May 2021 07:07 AM

    Ha Ha Ha, tickle me some more!!!

    Premalal Perera Saturday, 22 May 2021 07:27 AM

    What is wrong if the people who have voted for you, who pays taxes to maintain you finds out what is going wrong or indeed right within their country? You still can take measures to put them right if they are wrong and make things better it they are right. I am sure people will appreciate it. Inviting darkness is not the best way to deliver greatness.

    Antony Jude Saturday, 22 May 2021 07:43 AM

    Mr.President why are you trying to hide true story of COVID situation? Media should know everything and thereby Public.

    Terrence Saturday, 22 May 2021 07:50 AM

    Professionals are talking to the media because their lamentation is being ignored at this juncture empowerment in taking decisions should be the need of the hour a good example is New Zealand

    Senior citizen Saturday, 22 May 2021 09:01 AM

    Sir, please help me a Senior Citizen who is depending on my hard earned 25-year old salary now invested for a livelihood and is not sufficient now. Please I beg of you to increase the FD rates.

    Jeff Saturday, 22 May 2021 09:07 AM

    Everyone got thir view

    Badee Saturday, 22 May 2021 09:30 AM

    Sinhalese language will vanish in the near future Only Chinese language English language and Tamil language will remain

    Port city Saturday, 22 May 2021 09:35 AM

    Sir is desperate and frustrated. A gramasevaka could have done a better job

    Ranjith Saturday, 22 May 2021 09:55 AM

    Whole country is in a mess no point talking to you you are selling our country to China Port city will bring disaster to our country all top jobs to Chinese China will control our country

    Ahavin Saturday, 22 May 2021 09:56 AM

    ලොක්කකුට කියන්න බයය්. ලොක්කට කිව්වත් දන්නෙ නැහැ රටක පාලනය කරන්න . මෝඩ අපි 69 ලක්ෂයට .... කබලෙන් ලිප් 1000 කට රට වැට්ටුවාට

    Be Fair Saturday, 22 May 2021 09:59 AM

    请锁定该国家14天 (Please lock down for 14 days)

    N SENA Saturday, 22 May 2021 10:05 AM

    WE PEOPLE DEPEND ON THE MEDIA. SO LETS CONTINUE WITH THIS PRACTICE


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