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Better to abolish executive presidency; I have already enjoyed it: Mahinda

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Colombo, Feb 15 (Daily Mirror) - Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed the opinion that it will be preferable to abolish the Executive Presidency and said that he had enjoyed having held the position.

Answering a question raised by a journalist about the political situation in the country, he said the country's political situation is good and that it is better to abolish the Executive Presidency.

"It should be abolished because the whole country is requesting to abolish it.

"Attempting to postpone the Presidential election might be a trap for the opposition. We know President Ranil Wickremesinghe well," he said. 

"Whatever the election, our candidate will be victorious. Our candidate will come to the stage at the correct time. Wait for that," he said.

While commenting on the official visit of National People's Power (NPP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake to India, he said that he is glad that the NPP has finally realized the importance of forging bilateral relations with countries like India.


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  • A Thursday, 15 February 2024 08:47 PM

    You and your family tree has enjoyed it...and ruined our country

    Sumith Friday, 16 February 2024 02:20 PM

    You enjoyed. You robbed. It can be abolished on the condition you return every penny you robbed.

    Sunil Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:05 PM

    Which side of mouth you're talking MR.

    Former SLPP Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:13 PM

    Yes you certainly did enjoy whist we received rough end of the pineapple . None in your family (except unlikely GR) will get my vote again never again!

    Steve Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:27 PM

    Why was it not abolished during his time in office.

    Mahila Friday, 16 February 2024 07:32 PM

    Because Percival wouldn't have been able to Fully Enjoy if they did abolish, The Presidency!!??

    PRESIDENT Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:35 PM

    WHAT IS THE MEAN? I ENJOYED FROM THE TREE NOW YOU CAN CUT THE TREE.

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:47 PM

    Ha ha Mr Ali Baba appears to be very happy. May be he made a deal with Anura as well.

    Gewalayaa Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:47 PM

    Did he say that from the back side?

    DJ Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:57 PM

    The real corrupt speaking. what pathetic president, only for them self's, they never cared about the well being of the country.

    Victim Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:57 PM

    What a thing to say!!

    Hail JVP Thursday, 15 February 2024 10:18 PM

    You enjoyed the Presidency and you robbed the country wholesale. After giving the poor foolish voters a bottle of arrack and launch packets you and your immediate families swindled trillions now you want the Presidency abolished. Cunning crook. Very soon you will be in Welikade , dont worry.

    Uncle Paradise Thursday, 15 February 2024 10:22 PM

    You probably enjoyed as much as the people of the country suffered. What a shame!

    A Pohottu Supporter Thursday, 15 February 2024 10:55 PM

    MR is damn right. He also enjoyed stealing US$50.0 billion and ruining the economy of this country.

    Amaran Friday, 16 February 2024 12:07 AM

    You seeded RACISM in the minds of the people to WIN in the elections and ROBBED the country. When the world is moving away from RACISM, you cling on to it for your's and your family BENEFIT.

    Justice Friday, 16 February 2024 02:21 AM

    Great advice - why did you not abolish the Executive Presidency while you were sitting in the chair? Were the numerous murders and pillaging the coffers of the country for your personal benefit gave you kudos and satisfaction? Just note - Karma is awaiting in the wings to write its final judgement on you and each of your family members!!

    Zak Friday, 16 February 2024 03:10 AM

    Seems like you are struggling to digest what you have eaten

    Ravi Hulugalle Friday, 16 February 2024 03:22 AM

    The countries political system is good for criminals like him and his family.

    last chance Friday, 16 February 2024 03:57 AM

    One day you should pay for all the sins you have committed while being holding that post. You ruined this country with your relation and cronies and the day is not far away to pay for those unforgivable crimes.

    Andrew Silva Friday, 16 February 2024 04:45 AM

    It is better to execute you for stealing billions of Rupees and stacking it in other countries.

    Terrence K Friday, 16 February 2024 05:49 AM

    A selfish forked tongue politician who is talking something else when he had already savoured the post of President and wanted to go for a third term. The public must understand these politicians who come into power never work for the good of the Public but to make hay while the sunshines and accumulate wealth by hook or by crook for their future generations. The public will never believe what he says about Ranil because they are " Hand in Glove" to deceive the public and continue in power. Most of these Oldies fear the end is near and their utterances should be taken with a" Pinch of Salt!!!!!!!

    Spartacus Friday, 16 February 2024 06:46 AM

    Baila master again singing baila that ignorant citizens (69%) listen.

    Bandara Friday, 16 February 2024 07:07 AM

    This man will never repent. Specifically, for what he and his gang of thieves for making our beloved country bankrupt. He is a certified thief and will never leave Sri Lankan politics/soil because he does not have a place to go.

    D S de Silva Friday, 16 February 2024 07:11 AM

    You enjoyed abusing it and and ruining the future of a great nation

    Sambo Friday, 16 February 2024 08:27 AM

    You took the maximum of the executive presidency and now want to abolish it. It is you who should be directly held responsible for bankrupting this country to this level.

    Mahila Friday, 16 February 2024 09:05 AM

    Public assumption is absolutely right!! Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Presidency is Private Property - only for his enjoyment!!?? "Humpty Dumpty" Mynah is Satisfied completely with his experience!!?? None else need to experience, the GOOD or BAD of it!!?? 4th Particle of the “Great SUSPENSION”!!??

    Doctor Friday, 16 February 2024 09:17 AM

    I loved Mahinda in the past for his personality and service in the history. But now the way talks hints me that he is now mentally not suitable to hold a position in politics. He is a little disoriented and is suffering from dementia i think.

    Nihal Friday, 16 February 2024 09:21 AM

    what a sick mental attitude. I have enjoyed so abolish it

    Sokrates Friday, 16 February 2024 09:36 AM

    It seems as if MR made this statement while completely drunk. This further suggests that he is suffering from Korsakoff syndrome.

    Roy Friday, 16 February 2024 10:02 AM

    Now they know the RW will lose and the government will change so keeping the EXECUTIVE President is dangerous because all thieves will be punished definitely so it's better to remove the Presidency. See how cunning they are. It proves beyond that our politicians have ruined this country

    Tilak Samarawickrama Friday, 16 February 2024 10:38 AM

    Naaki modaya. Has he not become senile yet?. He and his gon put has and horu mallis robbed the country. When are we going to see him brought to justice?

    Tissa Fernando Friday, 16 February 2024 07:36 PM

    I like to state some facts: 1. MR won tge battle to be leader of SLPP from Chandrika who wanted to keep the leadership with her family. 2. MR ended the 30 year civil war creating huge economic potential for the country which everyone enjoys now. 3. MR won 2nd time and built massive infrastructure projects which included tge first ever highway system for the country which everyone enjoys now. There was huge corruption at every level. 4. MR became disappointed and held the presidential elections earlier and Sirisena, Ranil coalition orchestrated by Chandrika won the election and brought the country even down 5. MR exploited the opportunity and brought GOTA as President 6. GOTA mismanaged a crisis and got evicted . Ranil got the Presidency and somehow stabilised the situation but economy has worsened. So, MR did some good work but his family and friends robbed the country. Ranil allowed his friends to rob the country as well. JVP only did disruptive activities for 50 years.

    A Good Citizen Friday, 16 February 2024 11:42 AM

    No wonder the whole country is suffering now as You and Your family enjoyed too much of the executive Presidential perks and robbed wealth of the country!!! He is admitting it at last!!!

    Bernard Jayatilake Friday, 16 February 2024 12:04 PM

    You thrived and misused the executive powers of the presidency and passed on to your foolish broher the privilege after fooling the unsuspecting 6.9 million voters and instead of solving the pressing problems of the people, your successors pardoned 4 (four) murderers who were on the death row to pacify and strengthen your diminishing vote base and you had more than the required numbers in the legislative to abolish the executive presidency and and now let someone else win the presidency and then decide on the fate of the executive.

    N.M. Perera Friday, 16 February 2024 01:49 PM

    One of the Persons who Bankrupted the Country as per Supreme Court Ruling with Basil and others. Shameful Characters !!

    Quolp Friday, 16 February 2024 02:04 PM

    Those commenting negatively on Rajapaksas have to wait to see the resounding victory of Rajapaksas in future elections.

    kapila Friday, 16 February 2024 04:43 PM

    I have enjoyed it but, nobody else should enjoy it. It is all about me!

    Ranaweera Friday, 16 February 2024 06:08 PM

    He has made this after inebriated by taking VAT 69 Lakh.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Friday, 16 February 2024 07:17 PM

    What does it mean of enjoying executive presidentcy, but he was elected to serve the masses and sacrifice his services for the benefit of the country

    Rashini Perera Friday, 16 February 2024 07:40 PM

    He and Scarecrow are Selfish Guys


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