Minister Susil Premajayantha today condemned the incident where Uva Chief Minister Chamara Dassanayaka is alleged to have asked the Principal of a Tamil Girls School to kneel down in his presence and said the SLFP would take action after an inquiry before the LG polls.
He said political parties must pay more attention when nominations are given to candidates to contest elections representing the party and must be more careful when political positions are given to them.
He told the weekly SLFP news briefing that Sri Lankan politics was in dire need of a system to screen candidates contesting presidential, parliamentary, provincial council and local government elections.
“If not, no one can prevent unsuitable and unqualified bad characters from taking political office,” the minister said.
However, responding to Daily Mirror, the minister maintained that a party leader and officials must be careful and open minded when a sensitive political decisions were taken in the middle of an election and added that the damage to the SLFP could be minimized if a decision was taken on Mr. Dassanayaka as early as possible .
The SLFP will be extremely careful when Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and Pradeshia Sabhas are chosen after the LG polls, he said. (Sandun A Jayasekera)
Thambi Monday, 22 January 2018 21:45
They never dared to take action against bond racketeers. Now trying to please upcountry voters
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Yahiya Tuesday, 23 January 2018 08:48
You blast the education. Even Dr. Tara de mel done the good job.
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Indrajith Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:23
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sachith Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:41
"if guilty" That's what never going to happen in sri lanka.And these kind of politicians (thugs) are the ones party leader's want to win elections.
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Sambo Tuesday, 23 January 2018 15:30
I think he spent only 1 hour behind bars. Politicians are never found guilty. Only the poor public are found guilty and sentenced to long periods.
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