"The way I do politics has become an issue for many, and there were many who attempted to keep me from being involved in active politics," said Malsha Kumarathunga, who was contesting in the Colombo District under the UPFA said.
Addressing an election rally held in Kirulapone after the opening of an election office, she said that there was much gossip spread about her since she stepped into politics." I have worked honestly as a member of the Western Provincial Council. I never resorted to asking for 10% commissions from contracts. I never demanded ransoms, or asked for gratification for admitting children to schools. I know the value of money and the cost involved in contesting. My father has always encouraged me saying whatever comes my way, we will even sell what we have and conduct the elections and even if we are driven onto the road, I can assure you that i did not enter politics to earn money", she said.
She rebuked all those who are involved in vices who had entered the contest, by getting their names into the lists, and warned the people to be extremely careful in exercising their franchise and refrain from voting for these corrupt individuals. (Indika Sri Aravinda)
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Comments - 15
Dulan Friday, 17 July 2015 06:07 AM
Maybe true you did not take money but was some of the money your family has was earned this way?Your conscious will know the answer
Top Cat Friday, 17 July 2015 06:48 AM
No ice bucket challenges!!!?
Commission King Friday, 17 July 2015 07:33 AM
So Young Lady you say People Enter to Politics to get 10 % commission but you are not one of them...............
manL Friday, 17 July 2015 03:15 PM
sri lanka never had any honest.
sobers Friday, 17 July 2015 08:14 AM
You are on the wrong side madam! It is crystal clear that your loss in election is the best bet!
Piti makuna Friday, 17 July 2015 08:19 AM
Useless politicians. Trying to hoodwink people again?
Tompaja Friday, 17 July 2015 08:22 AM
Hello Malsha, may i ask your educational background to contest in this election. remember you are contesting to be a member of Parliament of a country where you need to make new laws and amend old laws. You need to fight for people needs and the benefits, you need to think beneficial development of the country, to do all these, you should have good educational background which will only help you to increase your thinking ability and to serve the country and the people in the way they are expecting, Good heart not only sufficient for this post.
de silva Friday, 17 July 2015 03:36 PM
Most corrupt politicians are in the party,which the colour of your saree.Will you agree
Ceylonese - Sydney Friday, 17 July 2015 09:01 AM
Malsha if you an honest politician why are you supporting MR and his gang of thieves who have been robbing the country under the pretext of development?
Malli Friday, 17 July 2015 09:06 AM
Haaa haaa hah my foot
mithra Friday, 17 July 2015 08:31 PM
Can you answer the question: Who was the first PM of Ceylon?You belong to the same category like Malini F,Paba and Geetha etc. God bless Sri Lanka.
Prem Nath Friday, 17 July 2015 09:12 AM
At first glance,I thought the name was Masala.
PoniSinghe Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:35 AM
You want the UNP..the biggest thieves in the world...how about the billion dollar heist performed by Arujuna Mahendranow being used for the UNP election
Sim Friday, 17 July 2015 04:53 AM
First the party should should have given nominations to educated people. UPFA is hijacked by party leaders who have less than 10 percent votes
Raizuh Langai Friday, 17 July 2015 06:04 PM
Why do you think politics in Sri Lanka belong to a very few? Those days are gone. Better do something meaningful before the trend turns. In this turn any citizen with university qualification will be asked by political parties of the island to contest. The change is coming!
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