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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 9.19 GMT

The Prime Minister is the people’s choice - President


According to the political system of our country, it is the people who have the entire right to decide on the election of a Prime Minister, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

“Every person has the opportunity to cast their vote for any party they like. If the party wins, the Prime Minister will be elected from that party. That is the democracy and freedom”, the President said.

The President was addressing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Kalutara District Conference yesterday (May 13).

President Sirisena also requested all members to take the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) forward by uniting irrespective of divisions on parties, race, religions and cast.

He urged the people's representatives to fulfill the expectations of the public instead of waiting for elections. It is the responsibility of all public representatives to commit themselves to address the requirements of the public, he said.

What is more important is not conditions, but creating a mechanism where all the members can work together. Therefore, all party members should be able to stand united ignoring petty differences, he said.

The President added that everybody should be united to strengthen democracy and freedom within the SLFP similar to the way they contributed to remove the unlimited power of the Executive Presidency.







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