Oct 28, 2018

Crisis emerged due to Ranil's stubborn decisions - president

Ranil Wickremesinghe's "political conduct was unbecoming of civilized politics and belittled the victory achieved risking my life in 2015," president Maithripala Sirisena has said.

The president's special address, published on the official website of the President's Media Division also notes : "I believe that Mr Wickremesinghe and his group of closest friends, who belonged to a privileged class and did not understand the pulse of the people conducted themselves as if shaping the future of the country was a fun game they played. I feel that Hon Wickremesinghe grossly violated the very principles of good governance we pledged to uphold."