Sri Lanka has a shortage of leaders, Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said addressing an event in Ambilipitiya today. He added that there was a lack of political leaders in the country.
Further he said that some became leaders by forcing others to vote or by joining politics. “Some join politics and become leaders while other are leaders before joining politics” Minister Alahapperuma said.
He further mentioned that there were a number of underworld leaders and those involved in leading bad elements. (Daily Mirror online)
Comments - 44
Bonda Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:40 AM
You are right, we dot have any true leaders in the present and not even in the foreseeable future. I congratulate you for coming out with this statement.
Fairose Saturday, 15 January 2011 11:14 AM
and the others by the ruling party.
Banda Sunday, 16 January 2011 06:57 AM
Most of the current leaders are inherited from their families which basic interention is money and business oriented. This can not be changed and most of the inherited fellows are P.
Amarapala Saturday, 15 January 2011 11:18 AM
Sahathika attha machan
Cobra Saturday, 15 January 2011 12:15 PM
I will drink to that!!!!
Thomas Saturday, 15 January 2011 12:21 PM
We have more MINISTERS than Leaders. And everyone of them think they are the Boss of the people.
The Judge Saturday, 15 January 2011 12:27 PM
LEADER SF is locked up, since other so called leaders thought he would become the number one Leader of S/L
TDDC Saturday, 15 January 2011 12:36 PM
What about Dr Mervin and children? are they not good enough?
pinky Sunday, 16 January 2011 10:17 AM
Aney now only he realized it. damn sin. Who likes to be a political leader in Sri Lanka, when Sri Lanka has jara politics
ampare son Saturday, 15 January 2011 01:55 PM
thats true. people vote acteres,playeres they dont know anything about politics. foolish people want foolish leaders. education dosent play big roll.
Razor Blade Saturday, 15 January 2011 01:58 PM
We need leaders who love the country. Just leaders are useless as they gain power to achieve their own personal gains. (i.e., money, family prestige ( tribal politics), etc..) . Nowadays, even the society respects leaders with thugory and criminal background as long as they take care of them.
eld Saturday, 15 January 2011 01:56 PM
No Leaders only thieves and jokers in Sri Lanka
Sriya Perera Saturday, 15 January 2011 02:18 PM
If one can utter blatent lies, use thuggery to deal with ones not agreeing with you, you are qualified to be a leader.
Dushy Saturday, 15 January 2011 02:17 PM
You are also responsible for this Mr. DA. You get into the cleaning act by setting exemplary standards along with your bosses.
dass Saturday, 15 January 2011 02:57 PM
and few were imprisoned.
Dee Saturday, 15 January 2011 02:57 PM
Its very much evident isn't it?
DSR-Neckar Saturday, 15 January 2011 03:14 PM
Of course, Sri Lanka is lack of leaders with vision and mission.
Sam Saturday, 15 January 2011 03:18 PM
Why, Namal, Rohitha, Yoshitha and the rest of Rajapaksas
Steve Saturday, 15 January 2011 04:11 PM
It will take at least 2 future generations to find good educated leaders in this country
nala3 Saturday, 15 January 2011 04:47 PM
We don't have to worry about it as the present leaders will be there forever.
KHKaru Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:10 PM
Don't need many, but one good leader would do, if the rest of the jokers are good followers, who won't threaten to abandon ship if not given portfolios.
Sam Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:18 PM
So called leaders
Sperm Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:19 PM
Use artificial methods
DESILVA Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:22 PM
Ypu are a Mattek
Thas Saturday, 15 January 2011 07:51 PM
It took you so long to realise it.
nissanka Saturday, 15 January 2011 09:35 PM
How can there be good young political leaders, when politics in Sri Lanka has gone to the dogs ?.
Nuwair Saturday, 15 January 2011 09:06 AM
there are underworld learders you can find in parliament ,, what you gonna say for them and what you gonna say abt the poeple who voted them,,hehehehe
Hamlet Sunday, 16 January 2011 02:38 AM
If they don't leave the country in disgust at the bribery and corruption, needed to get any progressive work done.
Truth Exposed Saturday, 15 January 2011 09:25 AM
I agree, our country definitely lacks honest and dedicated political leaders. Even the very few good leaders have been assasinated by LTTE.
harry Saturday, 15 January 2011 09:38 AM
Who are the people who protected the underworld goons? You do not have to look very far.
Kaputa Saturday, 15 January 2011 09:39 AM
do not undermine about oure leaders. we have Mahinda Rajapakse, Basil Rajapakse, Gota Rajapakse, Namal Rajapakse, what do you need
citizen1 Sunday, 16 January 2011 03:50 AM
citizen1 Sunday, 16 January 2011 03:52 AM
You are so insightful....
Desmond Koelmeyer Saturday, 15 January 2011 09:42 AM
Sri Lanka has plenty of Jokers
Kotte Kusum. Saturday, 15 January 2011 09:44 AM
More thugs to join Politics and fill their pockets.
kenny Saturday, 15 January 2011 09:48 AM
Are you saying so after you put away some of the best and the bravest ones we ever had?
MagodisThuma Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:29 AM
We have too many so called Leaders...that's the problem !
R.Dias Saturday, 15 January 2011 10:04 AM
No wonder the Govt is planning to import Camels and Ostrich.......next to donkeys........ the closest to our politicians........
Sammy Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:20 AM
How can there be good political leaders when most who come to parliament are those coming through back-door politics, with the prime intention of making money and not so much to serve the people? The genuinely philanthropic ones get sidelined or even bumped-off by the power hungry politicians.
prabaharan Saturday, 15 January 2011 10:10 AM
and X RP, Y RP, XY RP etc etc
Royalist Saturday, 15 January 2011 10:15 AM
Eureka! He has finally found it! Now whom are you following my dear great discoverer of the truth?
Ranjith Saturday, 15 January 2011 10:14 AM
Leaders or deal(ers) makers?
Capt. Saturday, 15 January 2011 10:15 AM
Of course there are no leaders in SL, if they do pop up they are sent behind bars!!!
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