The former president’s statements were made void last year: President in BBC interview

The former president’s statements were made void last year: President in BBC interview

The former president’s statements were made void last year: President in BBC interview

Written by Lahiru Fernando

23 Jan, 2016 | 8:33 pm

Speaking to the BBC World Service, President Maithripala Sirisena stated that foreign judges and prosecutors should not be involved in an investigation into allegations of war crimes. He also stated that he would not allow another war to take place in the country.

When the BBC Journalist questioned President Sirisena on the statements which says that president has failed to bring about the change that the people were hoping for, he noted that the change people speak of had not taken place in any country in the world within a period of one year.

Furthermore, when questioned if a new constitution is being created or will the existing constitution be amended, President Maithripala Sirisena stated that a constitution must be made, aimed at the future of the country and not for the future of a political party. He added that as a result, the final decision in all of this lies with the people.

“There cannot be two leaders in the country and it would be an obstacle for the country’s journey forward” – Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president

The president also answered a question on the statement made by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, saying that the former president’s statements were made void from January  8, 2015.

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