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Used only one trump card, more in hand: President

2018-11-09 09:59:14
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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he had used only one trump card and there were more trump cards still in his hand.

While addressing the SLFP executive committee meeting last night he said he would not to roll back any decision that he had taken already. 

Also said that he would be going to make a request to the United National Party (UNP) to support the government’s work plan when Parliament meets next Wednesday (14).

If they do not do so, other trump cards will be played in accordance with the constitution and the law of the country. the President added. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)


  Comments - 110

  • Bota Friday, 9 November 2018 10:56

    Please put the country first instead of playing cards for your own benefit.

    Reply : 40       392

    Perumal Friday, 9 November 2018 11:22

    Has this man gone mad? Is he suitable to hold office any longer? Must be referred to a psychiatrist.

    Reply : 26       335

    Al Friday, 9 November 2018 11:26

    Is it going to be the "Joker"

    Reply : 18       275

    Mandayan Friday, 9 November 2018 11:44

    You play all cards but we play major trump card in 23 months in the next presidential election.

    Reply : 20       255

    City Friday, 9 November 2018 11:52

    Maluwa Nahinne Kata Nisa

    Reply : 14       176

    Sunil Friday, 9 November 2018 12:03

    Worst president since independence.RIP Sri Lanka with him.

    Reply : 10       228

    Nikan-Sena Friday, 9 November 2018 12:27

    Gahannako card tika!!!

    Reply : 4       128

    bill Friday, 9 November 2018 17:53

    He does not have any trump cards with him anymore. All the trump cards he had in 2015 are not with him now. He has got only one wild card in his hand.

    Reply : 3       66

    Ruvin Friday, 9 November 2018 18:16

    Sir, do you have a trump card, that when you play it you disappear?

    Reply : 0       48

    idi Friday, 9 November 2018 18:54

    Trump had abandoned him when he prorogued the parliament.

    Reply : 0       28

    Abey Friday, 9 November 2018 19:53

    You had 6.2 million cards.Now you have MR. Go lick his boots

    Reply : 1       42

    Hon. Gonson Friday, 9 November 2018 19:54

    Do Not Gamble with our lives! Give our votes back!

    Reply : 0       36

    Malcolm Friday, 9 November 2018 22:24

    What happens when you use the wrong trump card? You get impeached!!

    Reply : 0       15

    rohantha Friday, 9 November 2018 10:57

    Dear Mr President. This is not a Card Game. Please act as the Country President.

    Reply : 28       291

    DillonDP Friday, 9 November 2018 10:59

    This guy thinks is in a gambling chair .. dickjoy

    Reply : 27       258

    rew Friday, 9 November 2018 15:28

    Playing mind games is not the answer to the chaos prevailing.

    Reply : 0       74

    Sid Friday, 9 November 2018 11:00

    Expecting a capotie soon?

    Reply : 26       156

    Dutugamunu1 Friday, 9 November 2018 11:01

    he was appointed to rule the country and not to play cards..He can go back to polonnaruwa with those trumps and play buruwa with his friends

    Reply : 27       234

    REEZ Friday, 9 November 2018 11:04

    Law of the country ??? amazing.

    Reply : 26       181

    PC Friday, 9 November 2018 11:05

    How can a joker use a trump?

    Reply : 28       201

    channa Friday, 9 November 2018 11:06

    I hope to play cards only when I get retired. I have more responsibilies since I am the head of my family.

    Reply : 23       148

    Citizen Friday, 9 November 2018 11:06

    This looser of a President thinks that this all a bloody game...Pathetic.

    Reply : 24       188

    Thanura Senaratne Friday, 9 November 2018 11:06

    Ha ha! Seriously, Mr. President?

    Reply : 23       134

    mohan Friday, 9 November 2018 11:07

    Do you have any hard called "quit politics" ?

    Reply : 23       148

    Shrew Friday, 9 November 2018 11:07

    Go screw yourself!!!

    Reply : 24       155

    KOLA KOTIYA Friday, 9 November 2018 11:16

    IF YOU HAVE CARDS PLS PLAY IMMEDIATLEY

    Reply : 8       98

    buwa Friday, 9 November 2018 11:17

    Mr. President, Every time I see a statement from you reminds me of my "university language".

    Reply : 6       108

    Nelum Vithanage Friday, 9 November 2018 11:18

    He has rolled back, somersaulted on every decision that made him a President. Now of course, he will not roll back because of the billions of Rupees worth of monetary gains will be a set-back. This fellow is just fit for a lunatic asylum.

    Reply : 7       117

    iqbal Friday, 9 November 2018 11:20

    You may have the cards. but remember others too will havecards which can give them the win.

    Reply : 8       100

    rohan Friday, 9 November 2018 11:20

    Hello MS, I feel like coming out with my "FRENCH" each time I see you on TV nowadays for the mess you have created in SL.

    Reply : 8       92

    Islander Friday, 9 November 2018 11:20

    True. But RW hasn't even started playing yet.

    Reply : 8       105

    Kuppadi Politics Friday, 9 November 2018 11:20

    Yes yes, from now on instead of "the joker", it will be "the sirisena",

    Reply : 6       106

    ANTON Friday, 9 November 2018 11:20

    ANOTHER THREE JOKERS ???

    Reply : 7       71

    xlntgson Friday, 9 November 2018 11:26

    Trump lost so the opposition there should demand a Democrat party rule or the dissolution of Congress? 'right to recall'

    Reply : 13       34

    Buddhi Perera Friday, 9 November 2018 11:28

    Dictionary definition "YOUR trump card is something powerful that YOU can use or do, which gives YOU an advantage over someone" - while country is going to hell

    Reply : 7       73

    Dean Friday, 9 November 2018 11:29

    As people's of this nation just see how a president thinks about of his people trump card should you have used when you were elected 2015

    Reply : 7       52

    DnA Friday, 9 November 2018 11:29

    when countries are run by former grama's this kind of scenarios should be expected. Our country is wasting too much time on these bloody idiots.

    Reply : 7       72

    polytricks Friday, 9 November 2018 11:29

    the one he put first was not a trump,it was joker. how many jokers do you have in your card set ?

    Reply : 7       65

    Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 9 November 2018 11:31

    Who is playing the game with the Contra's constitution it is very unpleasant practice. Because, the future generation it has to be taken for their survival.

    Reply : 9       54

    DHA Friday, 9 November 2018 11:34

    MR will wait his turn and will use his trump card then you will realize your card will be a rotten card. Sadly Ranil does not know to play cards.....gosh where is our country heading to......

    Reply : 1       78

    Shehan Friday, 9 November 2018 11:34

    How irresponsible of the president to think this is a game. The future of our country hinges on the outcome of the political chaos he created. I'm ashamed of having voted for this man as my President.

    Reply : 8       62

    Sanath Friday, 9 November 2018 11:34

    Most utterences made by him is not becoming to a President. He is degrading himself and it is detrimental to the image of country as well.

    Reply : 8       61

    Lanka Shantha Friday, 9 November 2018 11:36

    Earlier President MR had files. (They never came out)Now Current President have Cards. What a country.

    Reply : 8       63

    MODA BURUWA Saturday, 10 November 2018 19:46

    When IMPEACHED MS can start a BURU POLA with his cards.

    Reply : 0       2

    Summa Friday, 9 November 2018 11:39

    You're already a DISCARD to all, except your you know who !!

    Reply : 9       56

    Dhammika Friday, 9 November 2018 11:41

    At the next pres. elections just over a year later you will learn who has the TRUMP cards !

    Reply : 9       54

    jayantha Friday, 9 November 2018 11:45

    The name of the card game is "Russian roulett".

    Reply : 3       37

    Srilankan Friday, 9 November 2018 11:45

    Next Trump card is appointing Ranil as a MP.

    Reply : 27       18

    Kugan Friday, 9 November 2018 11:46

    Yes we all know what's the other card is 'joker'

    Reply : 3       45

    Despot Friday, 9 November 2018 11:47

    Go back to your paddy field!

    Reply : 3       58

    nawab Friday, 9 November 2018 11:48

    in other words 'I'v many other ways of screwing over this country'

    Reply : 3       54

    Basha Friday, 9 November 2018 11:48

    You will go down in history as one of the main idiotic president of SL

    Reply : 4       56

    Dee Friday, 9 November 2018 11:50

    I'm so shameful to have voted a moron in!

    Reply : 4       60

    See Friday, 9 November 2018 11:53

    JANADIPATHI KAAAKKA(CROW)Next book edition

    Reply : 3       42

    ANTON Friday, 9 November 2018 12:01

    MAGE MIND EKE AATHAL NAM KOOTIYAY......... MAMA EYIN THAAMA THOPITA DUNNE HICHCHIYAY.

    Reply : 2       16

    Mo Friday, 9 November 2018 12:05

    Gosh! What a liar and joker is this man. Definitely needsto get his head examined.

    Reply : 3       46

    John Friday, 9 November 2018 12:23

    He hasn't got any trump cards, he's just doing a Trump and making it up and hoping no one will object.Hardly the actions of a President in a democracy.

    Reply : 0       35

    Pg Friday, 9 November 2018 17:39

    Seriously what happened to democtratic socialist . republic of sri lanka .. this president is drugged or he is on drugs. Better resign NOW and people might forgive him if thats done

    Reply : 0       12

    Sunil Friday, 9 November 2018 12:30

    If you want to play around with the lives of the citizens of Sri Lanka like they are some expendable chess pieces you and the Rajapaksas better get ready to go to the Hage for trial real soon...

    Reply : 0       34

    panduka Friday, 9 November 2018 12:30

    You will go down in history as one of the main idiotic president of SL what a joker you are country is bleeding you are playing cards violate the constitution that's all you have as trump cards

    Reply : 0       39

    Pradeep Friday, 9 November 2018 12:42

    country is not a gambling spot to play cards, what a same to the people who voted for you

    Reply : 0       34

    Sils Friday, 9 November 2018 12:48

    One man's moment of glory. History has shown us what has happened to arrogant, prideful, boastful individuals.

    Reply : 0       35

    Fred Friday, 9 November 2018 13:05

    I wonder why we bother to even comment on this man's conduct. Does not his very language tell us what sort of fellow he is? So, now he is issuing threats, is he?

    Reply : 1       27

    Ramesh Friday, 9 November 2018 13:09

    After UNP proves its majority in the parliament, Ranil should quit and appoint an another person as prime minister. This is the best option.

    Reply : 3       37

    Oops Friday, 9 November 2018 15:53

    Exactly what is needed for the good of the party and the country.

    Reply : 0       19

    Dhammika Friday, 9 November 2018 15:56

    The weakness of RW is the main cause of the situation today as well .

    Reply : 4       14

    Patriot Friday, 9 November 2018 17:36

    We need a leader who relives in common decency and morality.What an immoral bunch of rogues we have now.

    Reply : 0       16

    Ramesh Friday, 9 November 2018 13:10

    I expect Gotabaya contest in the next Presidential election and become the President. He is a man with mission.

    Reply : 58       7

    MODA BURUWA Friday, 9 November 2018 21:58

    An AMERICAN on MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - Are you CRAZY -Ramesh

    Reply : 1       8

    Asitha Friday, 9 November 2018 13:13

    A spade!!! That's the one trump card - to dig himself a frikkin grave....

    Reply : 1       40

    Samson Friday, 9 November 2018 13:14

    He must be out of his mind to forget the country and playing cards.

    Reply : 0       32

    Aiyoo Friday, 9 November 2018 13:22

    We will also use our trump card come next presidential election. Start packing your bags!

    Reply : 0       34

    fred Friday, 9 November 2018 13:22

    Hasn't the man heard the tale of the woodpecker? He should not get too cocky. Eventually they all come a cropper when they meet their 'kehelgaha'

    Reply : 0       31

    Gune Friday, 9 November 2018 13:26

    We elected a President and not a card player. If I wanted to vote for card player I would have voted for a man from the casino and not you Mr.President.

    Reply : 0       37

    Pg Friday, 9 November 2018 18:22

    Yes vision to murder all his opponents

    Reply : 0       8

    a man Friday, 9 November 2018 13:28

    If the single trump card used caused this crisis, please don't use the others. They cant be any better than this.

    Reply : 0       29

    Janaka from Matara Friday, 9 November 2018 13:33

    .this man is going to go down a long way. Sad thing is the country is going to do down with him some way, Even if it is 0.1% of his fall, it is still very very bad for all of us.

    Reply : 0       29

    meshanda Friday, 9 November 2018 13:33

    The future of our country hinges on the outcome of the political chaos he created. I'm ashamed of having voted for this man as my President.

    Reply : 0       37

    Wajira Friday, 9 November 2018 13:46

    Same here. The most repulsive person this country has produced to-date.

    Reply : 0       36

    gamini Friday, 9 November 2018 13:43

    you play your cards, we will use our votes

    Reply : 0       30

    Kadmin Friday, 9 November 2018 13:45

    Do you call this a trump? Only a dumb move.

    Reply : 0       33

    ajith Friday, 9 November 2018 13:56

    President is crazy this is not a game, he is playing with the country.

    Reply : 0       32

    Shiran Friday, 9 November 2018 13:57

    God help us all

    Reply : 0       28

    Anon Friday, 9 November 2018 14:12

    With the current situation of the country. Suppose Maithripala dies or gets killed before the parliament is convened . What would happen?

    Reply : 1       24

    REEZ Friday, 9 November 2018 15:20

    Do you know RW used you as his trump card in 2015. Now any time he can sacrifice his trump card like a pawn in a chess game.

    Reply : 1       20

    Renu Friday, 9 November 2018 15:21

    Is he playing Buruwa , you will. Be the greatest joker in this country and in the world Gamarala can play all the cards but your Burupola will get raided. Soon perhaps you may go to jail

    Reply : 0       26

    Rih Friday, 9 November 2018 15:39

    Daily Mirror Please dont publish this online other countries might read stupidity.

    Reply : 0       26

    bobby sydney Friday, 9 November 2018 15:45

    Final card is to resign and go. Better for the country.Country is going to have problems having you as a President whether MR rules or RW rules. You better do some farming Mr President.

    Reply : 0       23

    Terminator> Friday, 9 November 2018 15:46

    Hello Prez, you are a shame to this country. Now you are playing a card game after betraying people. All those games will make a full stop forever for you. Masses have already disappointed with you.

    Reply : 1       28

    Shiran Friday, 9 November 2018 15:47

    Makes Donald trump look sane ..

    Reply : 0       27

    parakum Friday, 9 November 2018 15:57

    For crippling this nation with your trump cards, you will be born as a CRIPPLE in your next birth. Remember what you said about the people who thieve nations wealth?

    Reply : 0       26

    Moscowite Friday, 9 November 2018 16:53

    Aiyo Sirisena...for your own good keep your mouth shut...as for us Sri Lankans your actions have left us in ruins

    Reply : 0       21

    Yahapala Friday, 9 November 2018 17:45

    Of course. Yor are similar to Trump, no doubt. Don`t need a card.

    Reply : 0       16

    bert Friday, 9 November 2018 20:56

    Absolutely theres no comparison between this hooligan and President Trump. President Trump does everything protect all of us. He never allowed anyone to abuse our rights. But this rascal destroying the lives of innocent srilankans for his power struggle. Ven Sobitha where ever you are please destroy this man.

    Reply : 0       8

    renu Friday, 9 November 2018 17:58

    There were 84 comments on your Card statement on DM . Please see the numbers supporting the comments made. Everyone thinks you have gone Cookoos

    Reply : 1       19

    Silly Point Friday, 9 November 2018 18:49

    I don’t think he will understand the comments.

    Reply : 1       14

    Pab Friday, 9 November 2018 18:02

    Now MS like the cat who pooed on a rock!!!!Are you happy now MS???????????

    Reply : 0       14

    renu Friday, 9 November 2018 18:02

    Gamarala has gone Cookoos!!! May need Medical help

    Reply : 1       15

    Gam Friday, 9 November 2018 18:21

    Get lost mad Sirisena, you are big traitor of this country Nd soon you will realize why you did this trump card game?

    Reply : 0       15

    Citizen Perera Friday, 9 November 2018 19:11

    Mr President.. as a citizen I like to ask you one question.. Is Srilanka your private property? If the answer is yes, we can't blame you...if the answer is no...What the hell are doing to this country?

    Reply : 0       13

    MODA BURUWA Saturday, 10 November 2018 19:43

    SL is MARAs family property NOT MSs.

    Reply : 0       0

    TONY Friday, 9 November 2018 19:44

    FROM A NOBLE FARMER TO A THUG

    Reply : 0       12

    Don Friday, 9 November 2018 20:45

    He thinks people voted for him to play card game while all the rogues (according to his own definition in 2015) were given Ministry portfolios. Where are Gota's intellectuals?

    Reply : 0       9

    Reality Check Friday, 9 November 2018 20:53

    This joker is another reason why I am ashamed to disclose my Sri Lankan identity in front of other nationals. Lowest of the lowest standard displayed.

    Reply : 0       11

    Riz Friday, 9 November 2018 21:25

    The worst ever president in history of srilanka

    Reply : 0       5

    bo Friday, 9 November 2018 21:25

    Mostly die hard UNPers blogging here, no point in reasoning with them. Too many delirious die hards, better give them space to expire their hot air and begin to see reason.

    Reply : 13       2

    MODA BURUWA Saturday, 10 November 2018 19:41

    A POLITICAL SLAVE commenting .

    Reply : 0       3

    vithura Saturday, 10 November 2018 23:50

    It is not reasoning, it is convincing on the basis of legal principle that matters! Put your case let's see whether it can stand scrutiny!

    Reply : 0       1

    DN Friday, 9 November 2018 21:48

    Gambling with the democracy,,,

    Reply : 0       9

    D Trump Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:41

    My 3 You Should Accept Now, Your A Real Idiot,

    Reply : 1       5

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