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* Sri Lanka President rubbishes opposition claims of forming a new government, reminds his blessings is essential
Mon, Jul 31, 2017, 08:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today reminded that under the constitution his blessing is needed to form a new government although the opposition is "dreaming of changing the numbers in the parliament and capture power to form a government."

"Even though anyone dreams of changing the number of heads in the parliament to capture power and change the government, everybody should keep in their minds that my consent and my blessing are essential to form a new government," the President said.

Commenting on a statement by an opposition Member of Parliament as well as a former minister who said the power of the government and the Presidency will be over after winning the support of 113 members in the parliament, the President pointed out that according to the constitution nobody can form a new government without his blessing.

Speaking at the occasion to open the new building of the Regional Education Office in Hingurakgoda today (July 31) the President said when the current government is forwarding its activities by removing all barriers, some empty vociferous people are trying to make disturbances.

"Some media today have given space not for the people who work with a true feeling about the country, but for the empty vociferous people. Therefore, some people in the country have been given a misunderstanding about the government", the President said.

"Some people raise these useless voices as they cannot bear the program of the current government carried out through protecting of the freedom and the democracy in the country by changing the way of the country which had been forwarding through fraud, corruption, waste and the family based authority, under my leadership as a leader who raised from the village," he said.

The new Regional Education Office building has been built at a cost of Rs. 4.5 million to ease the administrative and management activities of the Hingurakgoda Educational Zone, with the objective of building a knowledge-based society. This was built under the provisions of North Central Provincial Council.

The President launched the website of the Regional Education Office at this occasion.

President Sirisena also declared open the Primary Medical Care Unit in Meegaswewa, Medirigiriya. The Primary Medical Care Unit which expands the health facilities for nearly 3,000 families in Meegaswewa, Vadigawewa, Pathokwewa, Senarthpura, Kumudupura and Mayilagashandiya was built at a cost of Rs. 11 million.

The President, opened the Primary Medical Care Unit by unveiling the plaque and registered the first patient there.

Chief Minister of North Central Province Peshala Jayaratne, Provincial Health Minister M. Herath Banda and the Provincial Minister Sampath Sri Nilantha were among those participated in this event.

 


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