Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa cuddles a child while participating in a religious ceremony at the Sri Sambodhi Viharaya in Nuwara Eliya to invoke blessings on him and the country on Saturday. State Minister of Public Administration and Good Governance C. B. Ratnayake was also present at the ceremony organized by the SLFP members of the Central Provincial Council. Nuwara Eliya Mayor Mahinda Dodampegama, Lindula-Thalawakele Mayor Asoka Sepala were also present. Pic by Douglas Nanayakkara

Presidential powers now used by others - MR

Power that the people had given go to President Maithripala Sirisena was being used by others, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Saturday.

The former President, addressing a Daham Hamuwa, at Kacchiwatte Purana Rajamaha Vihara in Galle said: "I was told by one of the participants at this ceremony short while ago that during my tenure the number of members in the cabinet was high but now the number of executive presidents in the country was high. There is some truth in that saying. There is a national executive council. There is no provision for such a thing even in the Constitution. That council has become a play pen of the JVP and TNA members.



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