CBK says thugs and rogues are politicians

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Ex-President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga speaking at a ceremony to commemorate Vijaya Kumaratunga’s 25th death Anniversary said the majority of today’s parliamentarians comprise people who were not educated and who were known to be illegal businessman.

She said thugs could never be good politicians.

The ceremony which was presided over by Minister NandimitraEkanayake was held at the Shree Pushpadana Committee Room in Kandy.

“Thugs, murderers, criminals and those who send white vans in the night to take away their opponents can never be good politicians. The majority of parliamentarians today are those who rob the people of their money. There are a few people who aren’t like that. Vijaya was one of them,” Ms. Kumaratunga said.

She said some of the Parliamentarians were engaged in nefarious business deals and some tied people to trees. She said she had the good fortune to feed Parliamentarian Mervyn Silva’s family including their helper for some time.

Ms. Kumaratunga said a person could not be confined to one political 'Party', since there are great people in all the political organisations in the country and therefore all such people should get together and form a National Government

She said they were short of money when VijayaKumaranatunge was in prison and he used to tell her that such and such film directors owed him money and to collect it.

“When I telephone them, they say hello and put the phone down. There are actors and actresses who used to come home and take money from him. There was good money in films and if Vijaya acted for ten, he did five of them free. That was Vijaya. He was always for the poor and down trodden and he changed the political scene for the poor people,” she added. “During the ten years we were together, he had many financial difficulties.”

Ms. Kumaratunga said she had to sell Horogolla lands and even gave money to the Rajapaksa's to campaign for elections. She said her father the former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaiake sold nearly five hundred acres of land for politics and she said that when her mother died, again more land was sold.

She added was living with the small amount of land she owned by managing them properly.

Ms. Kumaratunga said she was not ashamed to say she had sold land, since she never robbed any money. She said she never had a swollen head when she was the Executive President and added that it was reason she could go about country now with her head held high.

“There have been honorable politicians like late D.S. Senanayake, S.W.R.D. Bandranaiake, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, but those politicians are no more,” she said.

Ms. Kumaratunga said there were politicians who went on bended their knees to the leader and this kind of behaviour worsening daily. She alleged that politicians were becoming subservient daily and that she could not understand why this was so.

“It is painful her to see what is happening in the country today,” she said and added that she administered the country with the intention of crowning the people and did not want herself to be crowned. She said even during war, when she was administering the country its economy was stable. She said that the former Army Commander SarathFonseka knows how much of arms were brought into the country to fight the war and also that 'Kefirs' was brought at a cost of one hundred and fifty million rupees.

Even then I was able to raise the salaries of public servants five times,” she said.

The former President said she worked for eleven to twelve hours a day and that she created the Presidential Task Force and did her best to develop the educational sector. By that there was amity among the people and a better system of education with good results.

“Education is in a mess and a muddle. There must be good hearts, good minds and a clear conscience if one is to achieve lofty goals,” Ms. Kumaratunga said. (L.B. Senaratne)
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  • Rambo Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:53 AM

    They are thugs and you are the biggest thief of all time

    village idiot Sunday, 03 March 2013 06:55 AM

    Pot calling the kettle black..

    Elakiri Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Madam are you mangyang...? You earned enough money to buy a palace in UK. Don't think we have forgotten those things. And Bharatha and other thugs were under your wing.. via DM Android App

    kiwi Saturday, 02 March 2013 09:28 AM

    She seems to have forgotten her own Baddegana Sanjeewa and Nihal Karunaratne!!

    TERRENCE Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:20 AM

    WE AGREE THE PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA ARE ALL WELL & TRULY REPRESENTED IN THE BIG TOP.

    Chandi Sunday, 03 March 2013 04:09 AM

    Who brought them up to the stage madam?.

    nicky karunarathna Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:35 AM

    Did she really said that looking at the mirror and kept the last word tongue in cheek "prostitute". Or does she referring to Ranil W and UNP?

    marcus fernando Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:04 PM

    good cmment. you may add that the cake should be shared squarely among everybody.

    marcus fernando Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:07 PM

    i feel sorry for her.

    Yehiya Sunday, 03 March 2013 11:31 AM

    But they never act like this way.

    Fusion Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:51 AM

    Mervyn Silva crossed over in 2000! Guess who was the president back then? Quite a large number of 83-July, 88/89 UNP monsters joined the PA WHEN YOU WERE THE PRESIDENT!

    Reader Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:39 PM

    Catching up dimentia with the old age.

    lankfta Friday, 01 March 2013 06:28 PM

    Half the people that you call thugs were under your wing when you were the president

    David Friday, 01 March 2013 06:35 PM

    "There are a few people who aren’t like that. Vijaya was one of them".

    Yup! you said it right madam. Only Wijaya was one of them. Not even you..

    HK Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    You handed over n made this situation

    paths Friday, 01 March 2013 06:43 PM

    But all these politicians treated Tamil speaking people as 2nd class citizens.Island is considered by int'nal countries as a failed State.
    To redeem it there should be a national unity Govt with Singalese, Tamils, Upcountry Tamils & Muslims. Such a Govt must draft a new secular CONST based on the earlier House of Rep/Senate principle with the PM coming fr largest Party. Singala & Tamil must be declared oficial langu ages with English an unoficial language. Maximum devolved power that incl Land & Police should be gn to the Provincial Councils.
    Power to obtain foreign aid must be gn to these Councils. But Govts agenda is to keep the Tamil speaking people economicaly weak. It must be realised that only thro the combined effort of all the communities that SL can regain its title PEARL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

    Gamarala Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:05 AM

    She should blame her father for the mayhem that is taking place in Sri Lanka , including the 30 year ethnic conflict. He was and is the cause of all this destruction and the dubious people in Parliament.

    Max Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:20 AM

    The lands you sold... was it acquired legally?

    jj Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:21 AM

    Can you tell how you have all the money now as I remember you saying no sooner you were elected that your children wore clothes handed down by your friends?

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 03 March 2013 06:26 AM

    Agreed. But remember, most them were with when you were in power.


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