Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told Parliament today that he respects former President Chandrika Kumaratunga for transforming the SLFP from its communal mindset to a more liberal position.
Speaking during the debate on the issues in the north and the east, he said that Mrs. Kumaratunga’s late husband Wijeya Kumaratunga was influential in instilling more liberal policies in her to be introduced to the SLFP.
Dr. Senaratne said that the divisive language policy introduced by her father late S.W.R. D. Bandaranaike was corrected by her later.
“I dislike Chandrika. Yet, I respect her for the reason that she transformed the SLFP’s mindset from a communal setup,” he said.
He said, “I have been consistent in my policies to appear for the rights of minorities. Unless the dignity of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people are upheld, the dignity of Sri Lanka cannot be upheld.” (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)
Comments - 8
Tharuka Saturday, 22 October 2011 10:16 AM
Language policy introduced by her father late S.W.R. D. Bandaranaike was corrected by late R. Premadasa. Not he CBK. President Rajapakse has to do furthe step to grant offical states for English. It helps to gain many addvantage for future generation.
amani Saturday, 22 October 2011 11:27 AM
anagatha bandaranayeka thuma
mudiyansemama Saturday, 22 October 2011 01:25 PM
You have very well proved your consistency with policies in past few weeks we saw, we herd how your mouthpiece had a drastic move with regard to the murderer. We enjoy you all.
perumal Saturday, 22 October 2011 02:17 PM
Me monawa kiyanawada? Mooth eka horek thamai.
Daya Saturday, 22 October 2011 03:01 PM
If he is true, i.e. he is consistent in his policies yet he crossed over to a different party. can this be translated as both the main stream parties don't have much differences in their policies? If not, he is lying isn't it? which one is true now?
Damien Perea Sunday, 23 October 2011 02:51 AM
Chandrika "transformed the SLFP’s mindset from a communal setup,” . What is the SLFP mindset now? Isn't it back to where it was before Chandrika's transformation?
Ranjitdea Sunday, 23 October 2011 03:23 AM
Consistent policies! My foot! You were in the SLFP, then BNP, then UNP and again SLFP. Once you supported Ranil, now against him. No backbone
S.Sriranjan Friday, 21 October 2011 05:17 PM
The whole Nation Salute You for your distinquished Speech .You are Honorable Minister!!!
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