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Refusing nomination to Duminda justified: SLFP

8 September 2016 05:39 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The death sentence on former MP Duminda Silva by the Colombo High Court has shown that President Maithripala Sirisena was correct in refusing to endorse the Mr. Silva’s nomination for last year’s general elections, Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said.

He told a media briefing today that the judgement was independent.

“I cannot comment on the judgement other than to say it was based on the evidence submitted by the prosecution,” the minister said.  “It is clear the judgment proves the correctness of the president’s decision.” (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  Comments - 5

  • Unchikuni Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:32 PM

    You and your party made this monster. What were you and where were you when this monster was hatched. You never opened your mouth as you did not want to displease your former handler. Disgusting !

    usaguy Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:35 PM

    yes minister you ate correct. but there is another moron who is behind bars and was given the nomination and won. am I wrong via DM Android App

    garawi Thursday, 08 September 2016 07:35 PM

    Yes, it is true that a lot of current SLFP MS faction were silent when they were in the MR government. But some of them had to for fear of life of being sidelined like MS and others were. Lakshman Yapa I think was not in favour of MR but he too like the others had to shut up at that time! White van syndrome, etc etc! You know what happened to Bharatha Laksman when he criticized the MR government

    Ramsay Thursday, 08 September 2016 07:53 PM

    Yes you have to justify everything to satisfy your boss as you were rejected by voters and you came through back door by stealing the national list that supposed to go to those who were in the list prior to the election

    usuf Friday, 09 September 2016 04:12 PM

    still there r many more undesireable charactors in our Parliament. via DM Android App

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