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The President says that he does not have a personal agenda but an agenda for the country.

President Maithripala Sirisena says that no one should be panicked over the tenure of his office as he has sought the opinion of the Supreme Court in this regard. He stressed that he is ready to leave the office at any time according to the opinion of the judiciary respecting the democratic norms of the country. The President made these remarks at a public rally held in Akuressa area last evening.
The President says that he does not have a personal agenda but an agenda for the country. He further said that he has sought the opinion of the Supreme Court to verify the correct situation on the 19th constitutional amendment as there are divided social opinions on this matter. The President pointed out that he is not craving for power and committed to strengthen national reconciliation in Sri Lanka. All ethnic and religious groups should be able to live in harmony with fraternity. The President added that he will direct the SLFP to form a better government through establishing better local government bodies and provincial councils in the future. No member of his family will be made the leader of the SLFP. Some opposition elements are accusing the government of withdrawing army camps in the North. The President pointed out that the former regime has even removed army headquarters from the Galle face area and sold out rightly the land to the Chinese company Shangri La for a hotel project.