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The President's Office today requested people not to invite President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for private functions such as weddings, saying his daily duties revolve around resolving the problems faced by the people.

In a statement, the Presidential Media Division said the President was keen to expedite development projects for the betterment of the people and to resolve issues faced by them on the grassroots level.

“As such please refrain from inviting the President for functions such as prize-givings, weddings and other parties since the President is not expecting to take part in these functions other than spending time in fulfilling national responsibilities,” the statement said.

It said many people invite the President to these functions, to be a part of a special day of their lives, due to the respect they have towards the President.

“The President appreciates the impression the people have of him. However, the President is determined to commit each hour he gets, when not engaged in official duties, for the betterment of the people,” the PMD said.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 18

  • Resde Aswe Tuesday, 01 September 2020 06:04 PM

    This is funny announcement. looks like he was attending all private functions until now.

    Indika Tuesday, 01 September 2020 06:04 PM

    Good initiative.

    Shansrihar Tuesday, 01 September 2020 06:07 PM


    Mala Tuesday, 01 September 2020 06:10 PM


    S Ranatunga Tuesday, 01 September 2020 06:12 PM

    Another admirable initiative from HE. Other good for nothing politicians also should learn from him.

    Roshan Sikurajapathy Tuesday, 01 September 2020 06:20 PM


    sunil Tuesday, 01 September 2020 06:23 PM

    Avery good decision, and now we have a president with vision for the country. However, Rajapaksha clan is not allowing the president become decision maker in major decision pertaining the country.

    Nimal Tuesday, 01 September 2020 06:44 PM

    Instead invite one of the useless good for nothing Ministers like Weerawansa or Gammanpila.

    jayt Tuesday, 01 September 2020 07:14 PM

    More of such advice will be given by his masters in the embassies. He knows how Sinhalese Modayas fell into his tricks come from embassies even before 2009

    nadarajah Tuesday, 01 September 2020 08:01 PM

    yes he has to take care of his health as well

    Lanka putha Tuesday, 01 September 2020 09:00 PM

    Good one sir. please stop the ministers too.It will end up in a special favor.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 01 September 2020 09:23 PM

    Not balance the life.

    Ashraff Nazim Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:27 AM

    It's a good move by the President

    Raj Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:36 AM

    A good thing has to be appreciated! Well done and also there should be a monitoring and scrutinizing has to be in place for MPs and Ministers how do they spend their official time.

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 02 September 2020 11:58 AM

    This is really a good gesture by the President as he does not want to be rude or disrespect people by not accepting the invitation but politely asking them to understand what his priorities are. His time should not be wasted in weddings.

    Warren Raed Wednesday, 02 September 2020 12:56 PM

    As if we care! Who cares? I personally don’t care. I don’t want and will never entertain a politician at any of my parties, get togethers or functions. I have never done so either in the past. When you have company with such people, you lose the respect you have from the decent society.

    Perera Wednesday, 02 September 2020 01:02 PM

    A moron on an ego trip. Who wants to invite these leeches to functions anyway

    Warren Raed Wednesday, 02 September 2020 03:53 PM

    Yeah right. Since the mission of grabbing other people’s businesses, assets and wives was completed during the previous regime, there is nothing more left and therefore now he doesn’t want to be invited. Those days he used to go uninvited to most prominent people’s get togethers.

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