“Swimming upstream in politics for the betterment of Sri Lanka” : President

Nov 26, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena says that he is swimming upstream in politics for the betterment of the future of the Motherland.

“I am not alone in the struggle, all the common people who love the country have joined hands me,” he siad.

He made these remarks addressing the Silver Jubilee of National Gem and Jewellery Authority held at Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo recently.

President Sirisena recalling the moment of contesting at the Presidential Election as the common candidate on January 08, 2015, said that at that time also he swam upstream in the field of politics and added that even at present he is fulfilling the same task to eliminate all the negative effects for the country.

He also said that his fight is against all forms of corruption, fraud, dictatorship, anti-socialism process, human rights abuses, injustice, treachery which cause damage to the country, and said that all those who consider him as a wrong leader will understand tomorrow that he is a right leader.

Furthermore, he said that he did not consider black and white differences in his battle and always he stood firm and consistant during the course of this fight.

The President said that in future it will reveal who is correct and who is wrong and invited any high profile politician to come for a discussion with him in this regard, and that he is ready to explain who the wrongdoers are.

The President emphasized that he is not a person who is endeavoring to remain in positions persuasively, and will leave this position with a happy mind, at the end of tenure after fulfilling its duties and responsibilities in a satisfactory manner.

At a separate event Sirisena said he will never appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister again.

Speaking to the Sri Lanka Foreign Correspondents’ Association (FCA) he said he is willing to accept results of the vote scheduled in Parliament on 29 November but would not reappoint MP Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.