President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed its utmost shock over the greed for power by certain politicians.
In an interview broadcasted on local television channels, Sirsena said, “I am shocked as to how low some stoop purely for their greed for power. They keep claiming that the current government is unstable and hence they are asking to run the government,” he said.
According to the President, this was purely an act of political bankruptcy because these power hungry politicians are not even supported by the majority of the public. “They can keep dreaming, but their dreams for power will remain only dreams,” Sirisena said.
According to the President, ever since the blackouts certain politicians have been insisting that they be given the government to run, and have assured that they will not keep the country in darkness for even an hour. “We all know it’s not the politicians who are running the Ceylon Electricity Board, but it is run by a group of able engineers, and this is a technical issue, and as a government we can only provide them with the necessary resources to ensure such an issue does not repeat,” Sirisena added.
He went on to say that under his leadership there is true freedom and democracy. “Today if you go to the internet, most of the attacks are against me, but whoever who attacks me is safe as there is no white vans to take away the critics, nor will their vehicles go up in flame,” Sirisena said, while adding that under his administration, freedom has been given to everyone to criticize anyone.