President Maithripala Sirisena claimed that political garbage from all parts of the country ends up in Colombo, adding to the waste already in the city.
Addressing a gathering at an event today (March 2), Sirisena made a clear distinction between the city and the village, and especially Colombo and other parts of the country, implying that all the ills of the country are inexorably drawn to Colombo, leaving the countryside pristinely pure.
He was particularly dismissive of the media, especially television, claiming ‘if you watch television in the evening you might think that we don’t even have a country.’
The President vowed not to heed criticism from the media but said he would continue to serve the people and especially the farming community through unnamed programmes whose implementation is to be expedited.
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