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18 October 2016 06:28 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena has no intention of abolishing or disrupting the investigations being carried out by the independent commissions, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said yesterday.

He said this when referring to the President's statement in which he was reported to have said last Wednesday that he would have to take action if the independent commissions were functioning based on a political agenda.

The minister told those gathered at the ‘Kethaka Aruna’ agricultural ceremony held in Kalutara that the President's statement only intended safeguarding the war heroes who had sacrificed their lives to protect this country.

“Several political parties have attempted to distort the contents of the statement to satisfy the opposing political elements. Even some media institutions have misinterpreted his statement,” he said.

The minister said the President and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s motive was to spread democracy throughout the country by stabilizing its economic, political and social standards and pointed out that allegations made made against the President that he was planning to take action against the CID, FCID and Bribery Commission was just a conspiracy by mischievous elements.

  Comments - 13

  • buwa Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:41 AM

    President should have summoned the Heads of division and discussed with them instead of going public and face this situation via DM Android App

    Hiran Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:45 AM

    What president said was loud and clear to everyone who understands Singhalese and has a brain. Unless, president himself retracts the given statement, no one will believe the interpretations of ministers. Did president give this controversial statement to distract people's attention on the misdemeanours of his son Daham?

    Kaboos Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:01 AM

    think before you leap.

    Jude Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:32 AM

    Remember, what President MS said cannot take back!!!??

    Jude Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:36 AM

    Anyone can interpret or twist the speech!!!?? But truth prevail !!!!??

    ranil Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:50 AM

    Exactly. Daham's antics are now forgotten. No one talk about it now. What a clever strategy. He managed to fool everyone.

    ransam Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:02 AM

    Okkoma tottha babala

    ziyard Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:24 AM

    Mr.Minister, do not insult our intellintelligencesigence,agree 100% with Hiran,why the heck President must protect armed forces if they have committed crimes ?

    MK Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:45 AM

    No need to twist any words.. just listen to the full video clips... its quite clear what he said.. dont try to white wash him

    gamaati Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:50 AM

    now the damage is already done even if you try to correct what the president said.

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:57 AM

    It's all political expediency man.

    jolly bird Tuesday, 18 October 2016 04:23 PM


    nimal Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:12 AM

    what ever the president said is fine.But for God sake do not let those thieves to be back and ruin the cuntry again.r

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