President acts like FM; Ravi like President – MR

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that it seemed as if the President had become the Finance Minister while the Finance Minister had become the President. He told journalists at the Abhayaramaya  Temple that the Finance Minister acted beyond his powers.

Mr. Rajapaksa expressed these views in response to a question raised on the sale of lotteries at Rs.30 despite the President’s opposition.
“Such a thing would not have happened during my time,” he said, adding that the President was trying to evade from his responsibilities all the time which a person of such a rank should not do.
“The President cannot run away from his responsibilities when something wrong has been done by the Finance Minister or the Prime Minister,” he said.