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Why Ranil failed as Prime Minister

There are various ways to analyse why Ranil failed. This is the way I look at this problem.

According to our rules and regulations, the President is the chief. Prime Minister is second in command.Ranil should treat the President as his boss. There is a way to manage your boss.

I have indicated below the important rules to follow when working with your boss:

l Be a problem solver. Not a problem creator.

l Stay calm even when everything around you is in a state of chaos.

l Never make excuses.

l Make your boss look good. No one has ever made themselves great by putting someone else down.

l Be a consistently positive force. Discipline yourself to seek the positive in every situation.

Whether you like it or not, this is the correct way to work with your boss. Otherwise there will be confusion and disappointment.

Hope this lesson will help the highest person in an organisation and also the junior officers.

D. Weeratunga