Exploitative political system must end – CBK

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Former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge said that if the Opposition did not act properly and unseat this government democratically, the people would revolt as has happened in some

Mrs. Kumaratunge made this observation on Saturday at a function held in honour of the political leaders and all who helped to initiate the Udawalawe and Chandrika Wewa schemes, after opening stage 2 of the Halmillaara scheme.

The meeting was held at the Kottawatta Village Hotel in Udawalawe.

The water project was completed at a cost of Rs.1.5 million by the Embilipitiya Dinakara Community Organisation with the collaboration of the Kandy Rotary Club.

Mrs. Kumaratung e expressed her gratitude to the people for remembering the services rendered by the former prime ministers S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike, Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Dudley Senanayake and minister C.P. de Silva who had pioneered the Udawalawe and Chadrika W ew a schemes. She said some of the present day leaders had forgotten their services to the nation

She also recalled how Mr. C.P. de Silva named the new tank as Chandrika Wewa when she was only 10 years old.

“Many politicians and other supporters asked me to amend the Constitution and contest the presidency for a third time. But I refused as I am not greedy for power. Things are different now and everyone wants to get rich through politics. When I was in power I did everything possible to control corruption and fraud and strengthened institutions like the Bribery Commission.” she said.

Mrs. Kumaratunge appealed to the people to unite and help create a corruption free, economically flourishing country with international co-operation. (Ajithlal Shanthaudaya and Jayantha Nanayakkara)
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  • Kiri Gamarala Monday, 07 April 2014 06:22 AM

    She is not suitable as a common candidate. She is nowhere near Arvind Kjirwal of Aami Aadmi of India.

    tony Monday, 07 April 2014 06:23 AM

    WHEN A COMMON CANDIDATE IS SELECTED MR WILL PUT SOME INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES TO SPLIT THE OPPOSITION VOTES

    johan Monday, 07 April 2014 06:24 AM

    Architect of present problems

    Kalu Banda Monday, 07 April 2014 06:32 AM

    Well Well madam you also have you share of blame for where we are today but, your active support is needed to throw away the current despots.

    SARATHRAJATILAKA Monday, 07 April 2014 11:00 AM

    Always late, why dont you enjoy your retirement period.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 07 April 2014 11:05 AM

    If Madam Chandrika joins with Sarath Fonseka for sure they can topple the Rajapakshe regime.

    Modaya Monday, 07 April 2014 06:58 AM

    Someone has to declare this women legally insane before further damage is done to Sri Lanka.

    FAZIM Monday, 07 April 2014 07:10 AM

    YES....ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT LIKE CHANNEL 9 DEAL?

    kith udugama Monday, 07 April 2014 04:18 AM

    Silence is not an option if you want to change a corrupt government.

    Lokka Monday, 07 April 2014 04:20 AM

    Madam, when you could change the constitution you didn't do it to hang onto the Presidency. Why criticise any one now ?

    Don Sarath Monday, 07 April 2014 07:27 AM

    Finally our former HE is talking about her own duration as HE. This is what they say that "even though the mouth do lie, the tongue wouldn't" .

    prageeth Monday, 07 April 2014 11:42 AM

    [quote name="Noneed Dictatorship"]well said madam and we are with you[/quote]
    Keep Dreaming.

    Noneed Dictatorship Monday, 07 April 2014 04:37 AM

    well said madam and we are with you

    Upali Monday, 07 April 2014 12:35 PM

    To whom she is talking? I guess Looking at a mirror .

    RoaringCreek Monday, 07 April 2014 05:04 AM

    Nice to hear this. It is time you organise the opposition and bring the people to the streets. The UNP and Ranil are unable to do this. You are the only hope.

    Gamarala Tuesday, 08 April 2014 03:00 AM

    The Bandaranaike family ruined Sri Lanka. So why do we need advice from her?

    Bhoja Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:47 AM

    What ever said she is IRON lady

    Wiseman Monday, 07 April 2014 10:49 AM

    When you are in power you place all the blames on the opposition. On the contrary when you are in the opposition you place all the blames on the government. This Sri Lankan politics. You came to power in 1994 on the promise of abolishing the Executive Presidency. Have you forgotten this promise????? Politicians have selective amnesia. via DM iPad app

    nash Monday, 07 April 2014 05:20 AM

    Regular power cuts, War,Minus economy under CBK government. . We don`t need that. will you?

    Kanishkzzz Monday, 07 April 2014 05:31 AM

    Madam Pls come into the field. There wil be a wave for u .

    Perumal Tuesday, 08 April 2014 11:02 AM

    [quote name="prageeth"][quote name="Noneed Dictatorship"]well said madam and we are with you[/quote]
    Keep Dreaming.[/quote]
    She wears short hair; was it forced upon her by some one? Because she sings a tune others don't like?

    Truth Speaker Monday, 07 April 2014 06:02 AM

    madam We believe that you will solve minorities problem. we all will support you unanimously

    max Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:31 AM

    as a president she did nothing.now as a advicer,she seems good for it.

    mangala Monday, 07 April 2014 06:14 AM

    All country knows you are the big liar .... you came to power to wipe out the executive presidency ..........Even Late Hon.Gamini dissanayake being the opposition leader said that he would give the full support to wipe out the presidency !!! .... ??

    Ammaa Monday, 07 April 2014 06:15 AM

    Madam. Select a common candidate and support him, now need a person like Mahdir of malaysia

    CW Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:38 AM

    Madam? For those who have short memories, she joined SF at the last Prez election. I do not know how, but she made few derogatory comments towards the end of the campaign.


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