Sprint Queen Susanthika Jayasinghe is to contest in the upcoming General Elections from the Kegalle district under the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket.
The Olympic Silver medalist told Daily Mirror online that she had receved the go-ahead from President Mahinda Rajapkse to contest the polls. (ISA)
Comments - 16
Friday, 19 February 2010 06:41 AM
What's it with these people? Is the country doomed with actresses, sports personalities, and youngsters intering politics. What qualifications do they have???????///
Friday, 19 February 2010 06:55 AM
money talks ...............
Friday, 19 February 2010 07:25 AM
What's going on?? All these sports icons are pulled into politics! Are they forced into it??
Friday, 19 February 2010 07:27 AM
Sprint Queen wants to become a Political Queen !
Friday, 19 February 2010 07:32 AM
Good Luck to you Susanthika, you can easily win the general election!
Friday, 19 February 2010 07:46 AM
As usual she will give excuses for her deafeat.
Friday, 19 February 2010 08:00 AM
May be time for SB to change side again.
Friday, 19 February 2010 08:32 AM
Haven't the government got some quality people to contest?? susi is a top sportswoman but least in the category of public speaking!!
Friday, 19 February 2010 08:34 AM
Make hay while the sun shines; pentionable job with lots of perks.
Friday, 19 February 2010 06:43 PM
When did 'running' become a necessary qualification for 'poli-tricking.'
Friday, 19 February 2010 09:36 AM
Likely portfolio in the new Cabinet Minister of Athletics
Friday, 19 February 2010 07:12 PM
Poor Susanthika! She does not know what awaits her.
Friday, 19 February 2010 09:38 AM
"The country has gone to dogs". we respect susi and other sports starts for there achievements in sports for our country. but politics is a total different ball game, you need to be educated, should have a academic or professional qualification to apply plans and stratergys take Sri Lanka to the next level. there are candidates contesting for the electing those who are not passed in atleast the O/L
Friday, 19 February 2010 07:23 PM
Where are you going to build your next house?
Friday, 19 February 2010 08:34 PM
What do these 'sports people' know about politics?
Friday, 19 February 2010 11:20 PM
What a joke!
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