Ex-CJ's son Shaveen contesting as an independent

14 July 2015 08:31 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake's son Shaveen is contesting the upcoming general election from the Colombo District as an independent candidate under the 'flashlight symbol'.

He said he had decided to contest after his involvement in a social justice movement known as the ‘Campaign for Clean and Competent Candidates.’

“My main objective is not so much to enter parliament but to canvass for the election of clean, competent, educated and honest parliamentarians. My other objective is to introduce a mechanism – a review system – to make sure that once such candidates are elected to parliament, they themselves are not tainted with fraud or corruption,” he said.

Mr. Bandaranayake said he did not view himself as a politician but more as a public servant. (Shihara Maduwage)

  Comments - 8

  • Patriot Wednesday, 15 July 2015 11:18 AM

    Good luck Shaveen, for your movement.

    kan Tuesday, 14 July 2015 03:13 PM

    You are welcome along with your new views.

    Observer Tuesday, 14 July 2015 06:24 PM

    OMG--I pity you. via DM Android App

    Meeza Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:29 PM

    Future Leader!!!

    Prem Nath Wednesday, 15 July 2015 01:34 PM

    Yep,nothing like trying running in the dark.

    jagath Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:57 PM

    you should have started it from your home.

    lion Wednesday, 15 July 2015 05:14 AM

    Honda vadak putha oka idiriyatama geniyanna

    Rahman Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:54 AM

    His mother is the past CJ a lady with dicipline, , whatelse you need

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